Definitions for wrestlingˈrɛs lɪŋ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a sport in which two opponents struggle hand to hand in order to pin or press each other's shoulders to the mat or ground, with the style and rules differing greatly between amateur and professional matches.
the act of a person who wrestles.
Origin of wrestling:
wrestle, wrestling, grapple, grappling, hand-to-hand struggle(noun)
the act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat
"they had a fierce wrestle"; "we watched his grappling and wrestling with the bully"
wrestling, rassling, grappling(noun)
the sport of hand-to-hand struggle between unarmed contestants who try to throw each other down
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a sport in which two fighters try to hold and push each other to the ground
a wrestling championship
A sport where two opponents attempt to subdue each other in bare-handed grappling using techniques of leverage, holding, and pressure points.
A professional tumbling act that emulates the sport of wrestling. Also called "professional wrestling". It is distinguished from sport wrestling -- which has strict internationally recognized rules and is conducted on a mat -- by being scripted, rehearsed, conducted in a boxing ring rather than on a mat, and programmed as entertainment.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A sport consisting of hand-to-hand combat between two unarmed contestants seeking to pin or press each other's shoulders to the ground.