arm wrestling

noun
|Updated on: 3 Jun 2018

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

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First Known Use of arm wrestling

1899

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ARM WRESTLING Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of arm wrestling for English Language Learners

  • : a contest in which two people sit facing each other and join usually their right hands together and then try to force each other's arm down


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