wristlock [rist-lok] ExamplesWord Origin noun Wrestling.
- a hold in which an opponent’s is grasped and twisted.
Origin of wristlock First recorded in 1920–25;+ Examples from the Web for wristlock Historical Examples of wristlock
He took Carrots’ arm in a Japanese wristlock and rushed him across the room.
Jerry, who had caught the wink too, took his shoulders while Scotty kept a wristlock clamped tight.
British Dictionary definitions for wristlock wristlock noun
- a wrestling hold in which a wrestler seizes his opponent’s wrist and exerts pressure against the joints of his hand, arm, or shoulder