headlock

noun
head·​lock | \ ˈhed-ˌläk How to pronounce headlock (audio) \

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 on the Web Bennett, who took a costly penalty in Game 1 that led to the tying goal that resulted in a suspension for Game 2, put Lightning defenseman David Savard in a headlock and then ripped his helmet off. Erik Erlendsson, ajc, 27 May 2021 After two friends got into a drunken argument, one man put another man in a headlock and slit his throat. Ayana Archie, The Courier-Journal, 24 June 2021 Bennett, who took a costly penalty in Game 1 that led to the tying goal that resulted in a suspension for Game 2, put Lightning defenseman David Savard in a headlock and then ripped his helmet off. Erik Erlendsson, ajc, 27 May 2021 The 20-year-old son had the male employee, 24, in a headlock as his mother and sister were punching him as well as the female employee, 18. cleveland, 18 June 2021 Bennett, who took a costly penalty in Game 1 that led to the tying goal that resulted in a suspension for Game 2, put Lightning defenseman David Savard in a headlock and then ripped his helmet off. Erik Erlendsson, ajc, 27 May 2021 Bennett, who took a costly penalty in Game 1 that led to the tying goal that resulted in a suspension for Game 2, put Lightning defenseman David Savard in a headlock and then ripped his helmet off. Erik Erlendsson, ajc, 27 May 2021 Bennett, who took a costly penalty in Game 1 that led to the tying goal that resulted in a suspension for Game 2, put Lightning defenseman David Savard in a headlock and then ripped his helmet off. Erik Erlendsson, ajc, 27 May 2021 Bennett, who took a costly penalty in Game 1 that led to the tying goal that resulted in a suspension for Game 2, put Lightning defenseman David Savard in a headlock and then ripped his helmet off. Erik Erlendsson, Star Tribune, 26 May 2021

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First Known Use of headlock

1876, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of headlock was in 1876

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17 Jul 2021

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“Headlock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/headlock. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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headlock

noun

English Language Learners Definition of headlock

: a method of holding someone by putting your arm around the person's head

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