: a wrestling hold in which one contestant is thrown or made helpless by a twisting grip on the wrist
Examples of wristlock in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebLike chokes, arm and wristlocks—standard techniques in judo, jiujitsu, and aikido—are relatively simple to learn but incredibly easy to take too far.
Michael Thomsen, Slate Magazine, 10 Aug. 2017 In 2014, a part-time Texas officer broke a high school student’s arm after holding him in a wristlock while trying to break up a fight.
Michael Thomsen, Slate Magazine, 10 Aug. 2017
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