Indian wrestling


Definition of Indian wrestling

1 : wrestling in which two people lie side by side on their backs in reversed position locking their near arms and raising and locking the corresponding legs and attempt to force each other's leg down and turn the other wrestler facedown
2 : wrestling in which two people stand face to face gripping usually their right hands and setting the outsides of the corresponding feet together and attempt to force each other off balance

First Known Use of Indian wrestling

1913, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Indian wrestling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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