scissors hold

noun

Definition of scissors hold

: a wrestling hold in which the legs are locked around the head or body of an opponent

First Known Use of scissors hold

1899, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of scissors hold was in 1899

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“Scissors hold.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scissors%20hold. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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