Definitions for wrester

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to pull, jerk, or force by a violent twist.

  2. to take away by force.

  3. to get by effort:

    to wrest a living from the soil.

  4. to twist or turn from the proper course, meaning, etc.; wrench.

  5. (n.)a wresting; twist or wrench.

  6. a key or small wrench for tuning stringed musical instruments, as the harp or piano, by turning the pins to which the strings are fastened.

    Category: Music and Dance

Origin of wrest:

bef. 1000; ME; OE wrǣstan, c. Icel reista] akin to wrist


Princeton's WordNet

  1. wrester(noun)

    someone who obtains something by pulling it violently with twisting movements

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wrester(noun)

    one who wrests


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