Definitions

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  • n. A victorious maneuver in which both of an opponent's shoulders are held against the mat for a prescribed period of time.
  • n. The number of pins toppled by a bowler or bowling team during a game, tournament, career, or some other measured period.

Etymologies

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pin +‎ fall

Examples

  • If there is a tie in pinfall for a frame, the points for that frame are not awarded but carried over into the next frame, until someone breaks the tie and grabs all the points.

    A Little Different Tournament « Hyperpat’s HyperDay

  • I'll remember one of the last "Flying Pins" I saw up close and that was when Collins called a pinfall when Shelton defeated Simon Asay of Capital in the semifinals in a time of 3: 04. ...

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  • Oh, and the Duck, who was one of the people we sent the rejoinder to, made this offer, which we gleefully reproduce without his permission: fisticuffs at dawn, victory by pinfall or submission, fully captured on video and up on youtube within ten minutes. it's really the answer. i'm willing to be the referee if all participants are clad in yellow swimsuits.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • Unable to break free from the crushing weight of six kegs, The Rock had no choice but to lie there helplessly while Mankind scored the pinfall.

    WWE Championship

  • Instead, they would battle in a steel cage, where there are only three ways to win: Escape the steel structure, pinfall, or submission.

    WWE Championship

  • In the end, it was Graham picking up the win via pinfall, but it was the events prior to the decision that fans remember most about the match.

    WWE Championship

  • Better, my strike percentage was 55%, and this is the figure that will be important for this tournament, as the format is high pinfall on one ball/frame (no spares to worry about!).

    Vegas on the Cheap « Hyperpat’s HyperDay

  • This is contrary to the original rules and all the advertising, which indicated that it was strictly based on the first ball pinfall.

    2007 May « Hyperpat’s HyperDay

  • The match itself was very decent with Taylor getting a clean pinfall victory over Awesome Kong.

    TNA Victory Road 2008 Review

  • Sting spent the rest of the match totally distracted and concerned for her, giving Flair the chance he needed to grab Sting's tights for an illegal pinfall and become the WCW Wrestling Champion.

    Archive 2008-03-01

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