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|Noun||1.||wrestling hold - a hold used in the sport of wrestling|
rassling, wrestling, grappling - the sport of hand-to-hand struggle between unarmed contestants who try to throw each other down
clutch, clutches, grip, hold, clasp, clench, grasp - the act of grasping; "he released his clasp on my arm"; "he has a strong grip for an old man"; "she kept a firm hold on the railing"
bear hug - a wrestling hold with arms locked tightly around the opponent
nelson - any of several wrestling holds in which an arm is passed under the opponent's arm from behind and the hand exerts pressure on the back of the neck
Japanese stranglehold - a wrestling hold in which the opponent's arms are crossed in front of his own neck to exert pressure on his windpipe
lock - any wrestling hold in which some part of the opponent's body is twisted or pressured
scissor grip, scissor hold, scissors grip, scissors hold, scissors - a wrestling hold in which you wrap your legs around the opponents body or head and put your feet together and squeeze
stranglehold - a wrestling hold in which the arms are pressed against the opponent's windpipe
toehold - a wrestling hold in which the toe is held and the leg is twisted against the joints