Devon wrestling

variants: or less commonly Devonshire wrestling

Definition of Devon wrestling

: a system of wrestling in which catching hold the opponent's strong loose linen jacket or any part of the body above the waist is permitted, in which two shoulders and one hip or two hips and one shoulder must touch ground simultaneously to constitute a fall, and in which contestants get up on their feet and the bout recommences if a contestant is thrown other than on his back

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“Devon wrestling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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