arm wrestling
noun Date: 1973 a form of wrestling in which two opponents sit face to face gripping usually their right hands, set corresponding elbows firmly on a surface (as a tabletop), and attempt to force each other's arm down — called also Indian wrestling

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  • arm-wrestling — UK US noun [uncountable] a competition between two people to find out who is stronger, in which they sit opposite each other and place an elbow on a table between them. Each holds the other’s hand and tries to force their arm down onto the table… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • arm-wrestling — ☆ arm wrestling [ärm′res΄liŋ ] n. INDIAN WRESTLING (sense 1) …   English World dictionary

  • arm-wrestling — ► NOUN ▪ a contest in which two people engage hands and try to force each other s arm down on to a surface …   English terms dictionary

  • arm wrestling — a form of wrestling in which two opponents, usually facing each other across a table, rest their right or left elbows on the table and, placing their corresponding forearms upward and parallel, grip each other s hand, the object being to force… …   Universalium

  • arm wrestling — arm′ wres tling or arm′ wres tling n. spo a form of wrestling in which two opponents grip right or left hands with elbows on a table, the winner forcing the other s hand down to touch the table Also called Indian wrestling arm′ wres tle, v.i. v.t …   From formal English to slang

  • arm-wrestling — noun a contest in which two people sit opposite each other with one elbow resting on a table and try to force each other s arm down on to the table. Derivatives arm wrestle verb …   English new terms dictionary

  • arm wrestling — /ˈam rɛslɪŋ/ (say ahm resling) noun a game in which two contestants sit facing each other with their elbows resting on a table and their hands clasped, the aim of the game being to push the opponent s arm flat onto the table. Also, arm bending …   Australian English dictionary

  • arm wrestling — noun /ˈɑːm ˌɹɛs.lɪŋ,ˈɑɹm ˌɹɛs.lɪŋ/ A strength sport with two participants. Each participant grips the others hand and tries to pin the others arm onto a surface …   Wiktionary

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