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[hed-lok] /ˈhɛdˌlɒk/
noun, Wrestling.
a hold in which a wrestler locks an arm around the opponent's head.
Origin of headlock
1900-05; head + lock1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for headlock
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for headlock


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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