Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A wrestling hold in which the head of one wrestler is encircled and locked by the arm and body of the other.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A wrestling move where the attacker puts their arm tightly round their opponent's head, which the opponent can't easily escape from.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A wrestling hold in which the opponent's head is locked between the crook of your elbow and the side of your body.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a wrestling hold in which the opponent's head is locked between the crook of your elbow and the side of your body

Etymologies

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Examples

  • “That move you used is called a headlock,” he said.

    Becoming the Natural

  • The victim then was accosted from behind by 31 year old Michael W. Coleman Jr who reached around the neck of the victim in a "headlock" type maneuver then held a knife to the victim's throat.

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  • Harris previously told the grand jury investigating the killing that he saw Clark get put in a "headlock" outside the club.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • The guy in the headlock actually had the nerve to laugh— which, of course, only made his tormenter angrier.

    Haven

  • Up ahead, just under a flickering light, I saw some guy—a football jock, no doubt—holding a much smaller guy in a headlock.

    Haven

  • Stephanie Sinclair/VII for The Wall Street Journal 'The headlock, that was all him.

    Warren Buffett's Fun Photo Shoot

  • Alex Williams, a senior at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash., was telling Mr. Buffett how much he appreciated the visit when Mr. Buffett interjected: I'll just put you in a headlock.

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  • Stephanie Sinclair/VII for The Wall Street Journal 'He just said, "I'll just put you in a headlock, how about that?"

    Warren Buffett's Fun Photo Shoot

  • I went afterward, and he said, "Why don't you put me in a headlock?"

    Warren Buffett's Fun Photo Shoot

  • Sohothin lay out of reach, twenty yards away, and a scorched norn held Rytlock in a headlock.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

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