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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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