Indian wrestling
noun Date: 1913 1. wrestling in which two people lie side by side on their backs in reversed position locking their near arms and raising and locking the corresponding legs and attempt to force each other's leg down and turn the other wrestler facedown 2. wrestling in which two people stand face to face gripping usually their right hands and setting the outsides of the corresponding feet together and attempt to force each other off balance 3. arm wrestling

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  • Indian-wrestle — Indian wrestler, n. /in dee euhn res euhl/, v., Indian wrestled, Indian wrestling. v.i. 1. to engage in Indian wrestling: to Indian wrestle for the city championship. v.t. 2. to contend with (another person) in Indian wrestling: to Indian wrestle …   Universalium

  • indian-wrestle — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ verb Usage: usually capitalized I Etymology: back formation from indian wrestling : to engage in Indian wrestling * * * Indian wrestler, n. /in dee euhn res euhl/, v., Indian wrestled, Indian wrestling. v.i. 1. to engage in …   Useful english dictionary

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