arm·​lock ˈärm-ˌläk How to pronounce armlock (audio)

Examples of armlock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In videos posted online, officers can be seen swinging batons, grabbing protesters in armlock holds and, in at least some cases, shoving them to the ground. Steve Hendrix, Washington Post, 11 July 2023 Sajak kept true to his word, placing Jackson in a playful armlock at the end of the show and putting his hand over his mouth. Edward Segarra, USA TODAY, 22 Mar. 2023 Yahya, 33, has only one loss in his last seven fights and most recently submitted Henry Briones with a Kimura armlock in August. Jay Reddick,, 18 Jan. 2018 All three of her latest victories came by way of armlock submission. miamiherald, 16 Oct. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1841, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of armlock was in 1841

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“Armlock.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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