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.
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- noun a
wrestling movein which the opponent's armis held immobile
- noun any of several distinct
attacksagainst an opponent’s arm in martial arts
- noun Power to control or heavily influence something or somebody.
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Then he put Humfrey in a kind of armlock and marched him forward.
The bald one puts an armlock on me and applies pressure at the elbow.
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.
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.
You don't collect a donor by putting an armlock on him; you use a needle gun.
It happened again less than a minute later near the top of the key, and this time after breaking free of the armlock, Artest tried to get in Harpring's face.
You can only put reality in an armlock, if you greet it with open arms.
The Californian won her first two by armlock, then pinned her third opponent for 25 seconds to get the win.
Another artful judgement call is determining whether the drunk can be reasoned with or needs to be put in an armlock and shoved outside.
She says probably 75% of her matches ended in the submission armlock, called an armbar.