wres·​tling ˈre-sliŋ How to pronounce wrestling (audio)
: a sport or contest in which two unarmed individuals struggle hand to hand with each attempting to subdue or unbalance the other

Examples of wrestling in a Sentence

My favorite sport is wrestling. He was on the wrestling team in high school.
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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wrestling was before the 12th century

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“Wrestling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wrestling. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition


wres·​tling ˈres-liŋ How to pronounce wrestling (audio)
: the sport in which two contestants wrestle each other
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