arm wrestling


Definition of arm wrestling

: a form of wrestling in which two opponents sit face to face gripping usually their right hands, set corresponding elbows firmly on a surface (such as a tabletop), and attempt to force each other's arm down

called also Indian wrestling

Examples of arm wrestling in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Trump either greeting or arm wrestling a dog-sized frog. Washington Post, 18 Apr. 2022 The older man was punched in the face by an unidentified male after the two had argued over arm wrestling. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, 26 Nov. 2021 Once everyone is feeling good and nauseated, producers make the men face off in the Norse Battle of Arms (a.k.a. arm wrestling). Kristen Baldwin,, 17 Nov. 2021 Next came demonstrations of physical strength in the form of arm wrestling. Dana Rose Falcone,, 16 Nov. 2021 Met up with my friends and somehow ended in dancing on boats, arm wrestling, & Mcflurries. Nathalie Kirby, House Beautiful, 30 June 2021 These organizations are all over the country, these women's arm wrestling organizations, and one of the writers actually is involved in one in the D.C. area and that was the inspiration for the movie. Sydney Bucksbaum,, 4 May 2021 From arm wrestling to humorous moments between parents and child, there's no shortage of laughs on the Drummond family ranch. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, 12 May 2020 Still On: Cherry-Pit Spitting, on ESPN ESPN, home to football, baseball and basketball in normal times, plans to run cornhole, ax throwing, miniature golf, cup stacking, arm wrestling and cherry-pit spitting on Sunday. Victor Mather, New York Times, 19 Mar. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of arm wrestling

1899, in the meaning defined above

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“Arm wrestling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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