airplane spin

noun

: a professional-wrestling maneuver in which the opponent is picked up in a crotch-and-head hold, lifted onto the back, whirled about in the air, and thrown forward to the mat

Word History

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of airplane spin was in 1921

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“Airplane spin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/airplane%20spin. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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