wrestling

noun wres·tling \ ˈre-sliŋ , ˈra- ; ˈre-sᵊl-iŋ , ˈra- \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of wrestling

: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

  1. My favorite sport is wrestling.

  2. He was on the wrestling team in high school.

Recent Examples of wrestling from the Web

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First Known Use of wrestling

before 12th century


WRESTLING Defined for English Language Learners

wrestling

noun

Definition of wrestling for English Language Learners

  • : a sport in which two people try to throw, force, or pin each other to the ground


WRESTLING Defined for Kids

wrestling

noun wres·tling \ ˈre-sliŋ \

Definition of wrestling for Students

:a sport in which two opponents wrestle each other


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