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arm wrestling

a form of wrestling in which two opponents, usually facing each other across a table, rest their right or left elbows on the table and, placing their corresponding forearms upward and parallel, grip each other's hand, the object being to force the opponent's hand down so that it touches the table.
Also, arm-wrestling.
Also called Indian wrestling.


[ahrm-res-uh l] /ˈɑrmˌrɛs əl/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), arm-wrestled, arm-wrestling.
to engage in arm wrestling.
Related forms
arm wrestler, noun Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for arm wrestling

arm wrestling

a contest in which two people sit facing each other each with one elbow resting on a table, clasp hands, and each tries to force the other's arm flat onto the table while keeping his own elbow touching the table
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