headlock


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head·lock

 (hĕd′lŏk′)
n.
A wrestling hold in which the head of one wrestler is encircled and locked by the arm and body of the other.

headlock

(ˈhɛdˌlɒk)
n
(Wrestling) a wrestling hold in which a wrestler locks his opponent's head between the crook of his elbow and the side of his body

head•lock

(ˈhɛdˌlɒk)

n.
a wrestling hold in which one arm is locked around the opponent's head.
[1900–05]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.headlock - a wrestling hold in which the opponent's head is locked between the crook of your elbow and the side of your bodyheadlock - a wrestling hold in which the opponent's head is locked between the crook of your elbow and the side of your body
lock - any wrestling hold in which some part of the opponent's body is twisted or pressured
Translations

headlock

[ˈhedlɒk] Nllave f de cabeza
to get/have sb in a headlockhacer a algn una llave de cabeza
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