from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A wrestling hold in which the opponent's arm is pulled behind the back and twisted upward.
- n. Overwhelming dominance that is difficult if not impossible to overcome: "has preserved its hammerlock on the business largely because of its reputation for quality” ( Fortune).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A hold, in wrestling, in which an opponent's arm is twisted up behind his back; an armlock
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a wrestling hold in which the opponent's arm is twisted up behind his back
Sorry, no etymologies found.