Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling

Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling
Wrestling Wres"tling, n. Act of one who wrestles; specif., the sport consisting of the hand-to-hand combat between two unarmed contestants who seek to throw each other.

Note: The various styles of wrestling differ in their definition of a fall and in the governing rules. In

{Greco-Roman wrestling}, tripping and taking hold of the legs are forbidden, and a fall is gained (that is, the bout is won), by the contestant who pins both his opponent's shoulders to the ground. In

{catch-as-catch-can wrestling}, all holds are permitted except such as may be barred by mutual consent, and a fall is defined as in Greco-Roman style.

{Lancashire style wrestling} is essentially the same as catch-as-catch-can. In

{Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling} the contestants stand chest to chest, grasping each other around the body. The one first losing his hold, or touching the ground with any part of his body except his feet, loses the bout. If both fall to the ground at the same time, it is a dogfall, and must be wrestled over. In the

{Cornwall and Devon wrestling}, the wrestlers complete in strong loose linen jackets, catching hold of the jacket, or anywhere above the waist. Two shoulders and one hip, or two hips and one shoulder, must touch the ground to constitute a fall, and if a man is thrown otherwise than on his back the contestants get upon their feet and the bout recommences. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling — Cumberland and Westmorlan Wrestling Also known as Cumbrian Wrestling Focus Grappling Country of origin Cumbria, England Olympic sport …   Wikipedia

  • Cornwall and Devon wrestling — Wrestling Wres tling, n. Act of one who wrestles; specif., the sport consisting of the hand to hand combat between two unarmed contestants who seek to throw each other. Note: The various styles of wrestling differ in their definition of a fall… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wrestling — Wres tling, n. Act of one who wrestles; specif., the sport consisting of the hand to hand combat between two unarmed contestants who seek to throw each other. Note: The various styles of wrestling differ in their definition of a fall and in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cumberland — noun 1. English general; son of George II; fought unsuccessfully in the battle of Fontenoy (1721 1765) • Syn: ↑William Augustus, ↑Duke of Cumberland, ↑Butcher Cumberland • Instance Hypernyms: ↑general, ↑full general 2. a river that …   Useful english dictionary

  • wrestling — 1. (wrestling) (1856↑, 652↓) The toughest sport out there, in which you go for as many as 5 days with no food, 2 without water, and work out in a sauna after impossibly intense normal practices to make a low weight class. You then beat the shit… …   Urban English dictionary

  • catch-as-catch-can wrestling — Wrestling Wres tling, n. Act of one who wrestles; specif., the sport consisting of the hand to hand combat between two unarmed contestants who seek to throw each other. Note: The various styles of wrestling differ in their definition of a fall… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Greco-Roman wrestling — Wrestling Wres tling, n. Act of one who wrestles; specif., the sport consisting of the hand to hand combat between two unarmed contestants who seek to throw each other. Note: The various styles of wrestling differ in their definition of a fall… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lancashire style wrestling — Wrestling Wres tling, n. Act of one who wrestles; specif., the sport consisting of the hand to hand combat between two unarmed contestants who seek to throw each other. Note: The various styles of wrestling differ in their definition of a fall… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Folk wrestling — Focus Grappling Pinning Submission A folk wrestling style is a traditional wrestling discipline which may or may not be codified as a modern sport. Most human cultures have developed their own sort of grappling styl …   Wikipedia

  • Lancashire wrestling — is an historic wrestling style from Lancashire in England. Many consider it the foundation of catch wrestling, professional and amateur wrestling.The style included groundwork and had the reputation of being an extremely fierce and violent sport …   Wikipedia