Definitions

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

  • noun A wrestling hold in which the head of one wrestler is encircled and locked by the arm and body of the other.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Sport) A wrestling hold in which the opponent's head is locked between the crook of your elbow and the side of your body.

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

  • noun A wrestling move where the attacker puts their arm tightly round their opponent's head, which the opponent can't easily escape from.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a wrestling hold in which the opponent's head is locked between the crook of your elbow and the side of your body

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Examples

  • “That move you used is called a headlock,” he said.

    Becoming the Natural

  • “That move you used is called a headlock,” he said.

    Becoming the Natural

  • “That move you used is called a headlock,” he said.

    Becoming the Natural

  • “That move you used is called a headlock,” he said.

    Becoming the Natural

  • 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.

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  • Harris previously told the grand jury investigating the killing that he saw Clark get put in a "headlock" outside the club.

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  • Up ahead, just under a flickering light, I saw some guy—a football jock, no doubt—holding a much smaller guy in a headlock.

    Haven

  • The guy in the headlock actually had the nerve to laugh— which, of course, only made his tormenter angrier.

    Haven

  • Up ahead, just under a flickering light, I saw some guy—a football jock, no doubt—holding a much smaller guy in a headlock.

    Haven

  • The guy in the headlock actually had the nerve to laugh— which, of course, only made his tormenter angrier.

    Haven

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