American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A wrestling hold in which the head of one wrestler is encircled and locked by the arm and body of the other.
- n. A wrestling move where the attacker puts their arm tightly round their opponent's head, which the opponent can't easily escape from.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Sport) A wrestling hold in which the opponent's head is locked between the crook of your elbow and the side of your body.
- n. a wrestling hold in which the opponent's head is locked between the crook of your elbow and the side of your body
““That move you used is called a headlock,” he said.”
“The victim then was accosted from behind by 31 year old Michael W. Coleman Jr who reached around the neck of the victim in a "headlock" type maneuver then held a knife to the victim's throat.”
“Harris previously told the grand jury investigating the killing that he saw Clark get put in a "headlock" outside the club.”
“The guy in the headlock actually had the nerve to laugh— which, of course, only made his tormenter angrier.”
“Up ahead, just under a flickering light, I saw some guy—a football jock, no doubt—holding a much smaller guy in a headlock.”
“Stephanie Sinclair/VII for The Wall Street Journal 'The headlock, that was all him.”
“Alex Williams, a senior at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash., was telling Mr. Buffett how much he appreciated the visit when Mr. Buffett interjected: I'll just put you in a headlock.”
“Stephanie Sinclair/VII for The Wall Street Journal 'He just said, "I'll just put you in a headlock, how about that?”
“I went afterward, and he said, "Why don't you put me in a headlock?”
“Sohothin lay out of reach, twenty yards away, and a scorched norn held Rytlock in a headlock.”
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The words on this list need to get out more. Seriously, I can't believe I'm the only person listing them. Won't you please consider offering them a playdate with some of your words? Surely you have...
Wrestling holds and moves. (Not professional wrestling, which deserves its own list.)
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