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Definition of "wristlock" [wristlock]

  • A wrestling hold in which an opponent's wrist is gripped and twisted to immobilize the opponent. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "wristlock" in a sentence
  • "Using a wristlock, I whipped him around and rammed his face against the wall."
  • "I thought about the pros and cons of releasing the wristlock."
  • "We get to a kind of stalemate on the old wrestling when I have him in a wristlock and then we end up kissing again."