cross-body ride


Definition of cross-body ride

: a wrestling position in which a contestant has a scissors hold on the opponent's near leg and underhooks or overhooks the opponent's far arm

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“Cross-body ride.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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