arm-wrestle

arm wrestling

or arm-wres·tling (ärm′rĕs′lĭng)
n.
A form of wrestling in which two opponents sit facing each other with usually right hands interlocked and elbows firmly planted, as on a table surface, and attempt to force each other's arm down. Also called Indian wrestling.

arm′-wres′tle v.
arm′-wres′tler n.

arm-wrestle

vb
1. (Games, other than specified) (intr) (of two people) to sit facing each other with the elbows resting on a table and clasping hands with each other, each trying to force the other's arm flat onto the table while keeping his or her own elbow touching the table
2. (Games, other than specified) (tr) (of one person) to engage in such a contest with someone
n
3. (Games, other than specified) (of two people) an instance of two people arm-wrestling
4. a contest or sporting match that is difficult to win
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