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
The male passenger then put him in a headlock, but Hudek freed himself as several other passengers from the first-class cabin jumped into the fight to restrain Hudek.
Whyte then went full Dusty Rhodes on his foe and put him in a headlock until the victim was nearly unconscious, forcing the man to grab a knife.
In GLOW, Brie's character is thrown headlock-first into a situation that requires her to use every physical and mental muscle in her arsenal.
Veteran midfielder Sam Cronin put rookie striker Abu Danladi in a headlock at midfield after Minnesota United beat Kansas City 2-0 on Sunday.
Hating the Raiders is the oldest football tradition in Denver, while Broncomaniacs would put the Chiefs in a headlock, give them noogies, then invite them all to Christmas dinner. Yuletide visitor.
The man, who was reportedly out pig hunting with his dog and several friends in rural New South Wales, saw that his hunting dog was being forced into a headlock by a large kangaroo.
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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