noun Wrestling.
a hold in which one arm of an opponent is twisted and forced upward behind his back.
Also, hammer lock.

1895–1900; hammer + lock1

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hammerlock (ˈhæməˌlɒk)
a wrestling hold in which a wrestler twists his opponent's arm upwards behind his back

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