Definition of Hammerlock

1. Noun. A wrestling hold in which the opponent's arm is twisted up behind his back.

Generic synonyms: Lock



Definition of Hammerlock

1. Noun. A hold, in wrestling, in which an opponent's arm is twisted up behind his back; an armlock ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hammerlock

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hammerlock

hammered
hammered dulcimer
hammerer
hammerers
hammerhead
hammerhead ribozyme
hammerhead shark
hammerhead sharks
hammerheads
hammering
hammerings
hammerkop
hammerkops
hammerless
hammerlike
hammerlock (current term)
hammerlocks
hammerman
hammermen
hammermill
hammers
hammersmith
hammersmiths
hammerspace
hammerstone
hammerstones
hammertoe
hammertoes
hammier
hammies

Literary usage of Hammerlock

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1. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1899)
"This pressure was gradually forcing Ware forward on the back of his head; but he knew the proper break for the hammerlock, and simply threw himself face ..."

2. Gold by Stewart Edward White, Eugene Francis Saxton (1913)
"CHAPTER H THE hammerlock We had many sorts of men in our club, but nearly all young. One, in especial, early attracted my attention, and held it through all ..."

3. Theodore Roosevelt and His Time Shown in His Own Letters by Joseph Bucklin Bishop (1920)
"It is just like two wrestlers, when one of them has the hammerlock on the other; the latter need not give way if he does not choose to, but if he does not ..."

4. Ballistic Missile Defense Programs: Congressional Hearings edited by Strom Thurmond (2000)
"I know about how it was negotiated, and it was never intended to put the hammerlock that it has on these developments. End speech. On Iraq, Mr. Hamre, ..."

5. America's Aims and Asia's Aspirations by Patrick Gallagher (1920)
"There is great significance in the efforts by young Chinese trained in the United States to break the hammerlock in Paris, inasmuch as if they succeed they ..."

6. America's Aims and Asia's Aspirations by Patrick Gallagher (1920)
"There is great significance in the efforts by young Chinese trained in the United States to break the hammerlock in Paris, inasmuch as if they succeed they ..."

7. An Alphabet of Historyby Wilbur Dick Nesbit by Wilbur Dick Nesbit (1905)
"... lands laid to waste, And he clamored for further diversions; And our history speaks of his grip on the Greeks And his hammerlock hold on the Persians. ..."

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