Definitions for wrestlingˈrɛs lɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wres•tlingˈrɛs lɪŋ(n.)

  1. 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.

    Category: Sport

  2. the act of a person who wrestles.

    Category: Sport

Origin of wrestling:

bef. 1100

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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. wrestling(noun)ˈrɛs lɪŋ

    a sport in which two fighters try to hold and push each other to the ground

    a wrestling championship

Wiktionary

  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

Freebase

  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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