Definitions for wrestlingˈrɛs lɪŋ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. wrestling, rassling, grappling(noun)

    the sport of hand-to-hand struggle between unarmed contestants who try to throw each other down


  1. wrestling(Noun)

    A sport where two opponents attempt to subdue each other in bare-handed grappling using techniques of leverage, holding, and pressure points.

  2. wrestling(Noun)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wrestling

    of Wrestle


  1. Wrestling

    Wrestling is a form of combat sport involving grappling type techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and takedowns, joint locks, pins and other grappling holds. A wrestling bout is a physical competition, between two competitors or sparring partners, who attempt to gain and maintain a superior position. There are a wide range of styles with varying rules with both traditional historic and modern styles. Wrestling techniques have been incorporated into other martial arts as well as military hand-to-hand combat systems. The term wrestling is attested in late Old English, as wræstlunge.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Wrestling

    A sport consisting of hand-to-hand combat between two unarmed contestants seeking to pin or press each other's shoulders to the ground.

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