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armlock a wrestling hold; (verb) to put in such a hold.
backbreaker a wrestling hold in which a wrestler uses his knee or shoulder as a fulcrum to bend his opponent's body backwads.
backfall a fall or throw on the back in wrestling.
bearhug in wrestling, to grip an opponent tightly round the chest.
buttock either side of the rump or protuberant part at the back of the body above the legs; (verb) in wrestling, to throw by a manoeuvre using the buttocks or hip.
catchweight in wrestling, relating to a contest in which normal weight categories have been waived by agreement.
chokehold the act of holding a person's neck across the windpipe, esp from behind.
espoir (Fr.) a category of wrestler.
facebar a type of wrestling hold.
grovet a wrestling hold where the head is gripped and forced to the floor.
hammerlock a wrestling hold.
headlock a wrestling hold.
makunouchi (Japanese) the highest division in sumo wrestling.
nelson a wrestling hold.
outwrestle to surpass in wrestle.
ozeki (Japanese) a champion sumo wrestler.
palaestra (Hist.) a wrestling school; hence, a gymnasium, or place for athletic exercise in general.
palaestral related to a palaestra, a wrestling school.
palaestric relating to a palaestra, a wrestling school.
palaestrical relating to a palaestra, a wrestling school.
palestra (Lat.) a wrestling school; hence, a gymnasium, or place for athletic exercise in general.
palestral relating to a palestra, a wrestling school.
pinfall a type of wrestling fall.
rassle (Coll.) to wrestle.
rassler a wrestler.
rikishi (Japanese) a sumo wrestler No -S.
smackdown a wrestling bout; a chastisement or defeat.
stranglehold an illegal wrestling hold by which one's opponent is choked.
sumo (Japanese) a form of wrestling.
sumoist one who practises sumo.
sumotori (Japanese) a sumo wrestler.
suplex a kind of wrestling hold.
warsle to wrestle.
warsler a wrestler.
warstle to wrestle.
warstler a wrestler.
wrassle to wrestle.
wrastle to wrestle.
wraxle (Dial.) to wrestle.
wrestle to engage in a type of hand-to-hand contest.
wrestler one that wrestles.
wristlock a wrestling hold involving a lock on the wrist.
yokozuna (Japanese) a champion sumo wrestler.