Definition of hammerlock
: a wrestling hold in which an opponent's arm is held bent behind the back; broadly : a strong hold
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The show embraces the inherent camp value of its subject and era with frosted lipstick, hammerlocks and even glimpses of a Thomas Guide.
Or would the lethargic Lightning make a third consecutive appearance and allow the Penguins to embarrass them once again and put a hammerlock on these Eastern Conference finals?
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