Indian wrestling


: 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
: 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

Examples of Indian wrestling in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ravi Dahiya has added his name to the list of Indian wrestling greats by assuring himself a medal at the Tokyo Olympics in the most dramatic of fashions on Wednesday. Scroll Staff, Quartz, 4 Aug. 2021 Kumar is seen as the face of Indian wrestling, having won a silver medal in the 2012 Olympics and a bronze in the 2008 Games. Reuters and Manveena Suri, CNN, 25 May 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1913, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Indian wrestling was in 1913

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“Indian wrestling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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