Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A hold in wrestling and martial arts in which the opponent's arm is immobilized, often by flexing or extending the opponent's elbow or shoulder joint.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a wrestling move in which the opponent's arm is held immobile
  • noun any of several distinct attacks against an opponent’s arm in martial arts
  • noun Power to control or heavily influence something or somebody.

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Examples

  • Then he put Humfrey in a kind of armlock and marched him forward.

    Centaur Aisle

  • Then he put Humfrey in a kind of armlock and marched him forward.

    Centaur Aisle

  • But as he stepped backward into the parking lot, holding the teller in an armlock and aiming the gun at her head, the dye pack exploded.

    Robber killed outside Takoma Park bank

  • But as he stepped backward into the parking lot, holding the teller in an armlock and aiming the gun at her head, the dye pack exploded.

    Robber killed outside Takoma Park bank

  • The bald one puts an armlock on me and applies pressure at the elbow.

    Soul Trapper

  • But as he stepped backward into the parking lot, holding the teller in an armlock and aiming the gun at her head, the dye pack exploded.

    Robber killed outside Takoma Park bank

  • The bald one puts an armlock on me and applies pressure at the elbow.

    Soul Trapper

  • But as he stepped backward into the parking lot, holding the teller in an armlock and aiming the gun at her head, the dye pack exploded.

    Robber killed outside Takoma Park bank

  • While I was trying to secure a handcuffing armlock, a half a brick came out of the crowd and pegged me in the side of the head.

    Oversight

  • You don't collect a donor by putting an armlock on him; you use a needle gun.

    Minnesota Menage

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