hammerlock

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


Origin:
1895–1900; hammer + lock1

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

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Example sentences
And she wants to maintain her hammerlock on the big interviews.
No one has a hammerlock on objectivity and truth because of their intellectual standpoint.
Blog comments have the power to hammerlock one's attention.
On cue, an actor-usher took my arm, then grabbed me around the neck in a hammerlock and forcibly led me to a seat on the floor.
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