from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In wrestling, a close grip, in which one of the contestants places a leg and hip in front of the other contestant, and attempts to push him over them to the ground.


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  • They teach us to take the hip-lock of nature, and lead us cross-lots to success; they increase and elevate the pleasures of our vocation; a taste for them, is itself a blessing that sweetens our leisure hours, attracts us from temptations, and will gladden our old age.

    Summerfield or, Life on a Farm

  • With that I sheds my coat, gets Swifty's neck in the crook of my left elbow, swings him round for a side hip-lock, and bends his head forward.

    Shorty McCabe on the Job

  • Jack Cockrell flew at him and they wrestled until a hip-lock threw the negro to the deck, where the colonel made him one pirate less.

    Blackbeard: Buccaneer

  • Stepping lightly aside, he caught his ready opponent as he passed, and, with one arm about his neck, gave him a specimen of the "hip-lock" which sent him in the air over his own shoulder.

    The Girl at the Halfway House A Story of the Plains


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