Definition of headlock
: a hold in which a wrestler encircles an opponent's head with one arm
Examples of headlock in a Sentence
He had me in a headlock.
Recent Examples of headlock from the Web
So Janice Bell cooked her day’s meals in the mornings, before the heat grabbed everything in a headlock, choking the air with an unrelenting ferocity.
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Definition of headlock for English Language Learners
: a method of holding someone by putting your arm around the person's head
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