headlock
noun Date: 1905 a hold in which a wrestler encircles an opponent's head with one arm

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • headlock — head lock (Sport), n. A wrestling hold in which the opponent s head is locked between the crook of your elbow and the side of your body. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • headlock — ► NOUN ▪ a method of restraining someone by holding an arm firmly around their head …   English terms dictionary

  • headlock — [hed′läk΄] n. Wrestling a hold in which one contestant s head is locked between the arm and the body of the other …   English World dictionary

  • headlock — n. wrestling hold to put a headlock on smb. * * * [ hedlɒk] [ wrestling hold ] to put a headlock on smb …   Combinatory dictionary

  • headlock — UK [ˈhedˌlɒk] / US [ˈhedˌlɑk] noun [countable] Word forms headlock : singular headlock plural headlocks a position in which someone holds their arm around another person s neck so that they cannot move …   English dictionary

  • headlock — head|lock [ˈhedlɔk US la:k] n a way of holding someone around their neck so that they cannot move ▪ His opponent had him in a headlock …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • headlock — /hed lok /, n. Wrestling. a hold in which a wrestler locks an arm around the opponent s head. [1900 05; HEAD + LOCK1] * * * …   Universalium

  • headlock — noun A wrestling move where the attacker puts their arm tightly round their opponents head, which the opponent cant easily escape from …   Wiktionary

  • headlock — head|lock [ hed,lak ] noun count a position in which someone holds their arm around another person s neck so they cannot move …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • headlock — n. hold in which a wrestler grasps the head of his opponent (Wrestling) …   English contemporary dictionary

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