noun Wrestling.
a hold in which a wrestler locks an arm around the opponent's head.

1900–05; head + lock1

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headlock (ˈhɛdˌlɒk)
a wrestling hold in which a wrestler locks his opponent's head between the crook of his elbow and the side of his body

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Example sentences
He struggled with a security guard and held him in a headlock with the gun aimed at the guard's head.
He even put someone in a headlock and rubbed his bald head.
Defendant came from behind, put his arm around her neck and placed her in a headlock.
He grabs her again and places her in a headlock, producing a razor blade he had hidden in his mouth.
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