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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wrestler, grappler, matmannoun

    combatant who tries to throw opponent to the ground


  1. wrestlernoun

    A person who wrestles.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Wrestlernoun

    Etymology: from wrestle.

    Was not Charles, the duke’s wrestler, here? William Shakespeare.

    When the young wrestlers at their sport grew warm,
    Old Milo wept, to see his naked arm. John Denham.

    ’Tis not from whom, but where we live;
    The place does oft those graces give:
    Great Julius, on the mountains bred,
    A flock perhaps, or herd, had led;
    He that the world subdu’d, had been
    But the best wrestler on the green. Edmund Waller.

    So earnest with thy God, can no new care,
    No sense of danger, interrupt thy prayer?
    The sacred wrestler, ’till a blessing giv’n,
    Quits not his hold, but halting conquers heav’n. Edmund Waller.

    Two wrestlers help to pull each other down. Dryden.


  1. wrestler

    Wrestling is a sport of physical engagement between two unarmed persons, in which each wrestler strives to obtain a position of advantage over their opponent. Wrestling involves different grappling-type techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and takedowns, joint locks, pins and other grappling holds. Many different wrestling techniques have been incorporated into martial arts, combat sports and military systems. The sport can either be genuinely competitive or sportive entertainment (see professional wrestling). Wrestling comes in different forms such as freestyle, Greco-Roman, judo, sambo, folkstyle, catch, submission, sumo, pehlwani, shuai jiao and others. Wrestling first appeared in the ancient Olympic Games as an event during the 18th Olympiad in 708 BC.There are a wide range of styles with varying rules, with both traditional historic and modern styles. The term wrestling is attested in late Old English, as wræstlunge (glossing palestram).


  1. wrestler

    A wrestler is a person who participates in the sport of wrestling, which involves various grappling techniques such as throws, takedowns, joint locks, pins, and other physical maneuvers to overpower, immobilize or otherwise defeat their opponent. This sport requires both physical strength and strategic skills. Wrestlers can compete in various styles and levels, from amateur to professional, and in various categories, such as weight class or gender.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wrestlernoun

    one who wrestles; one who is skillful in wrestling

  2. Etymology: [AS. wrstlere.]


  1. Wrestler

    Professional wrestlers are contracted to fight for organizations such as World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Wrestler is ranked #146201 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Wrestler surname appeared 113 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Wrestler.

    83.1% or 94 total occurrences were White.
    10.6% or 12 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    6.1% or 7 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wrestler in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wrestler in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of wrestler in a Sentence

  1. President Barack Obama:

    Back in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, they remember him as the driven kid, a football player and wrestler who always wanted to be a SEAL.

  2. Sardar Pashaei:

    Is n’t sending a wrestler to Iran Labor News Agency with the slogan ‘ Death to America ’ a political act ?

  3. Moses William Hilton:

    When they took him out, the nurse said, ‘ It’s a mini sumo wrestler, ’ i said, ‘ Why ? ’ Then they showed me him, and I was like, ‘ That is a sumo wrestler !

  4. Jordan Burroughs:

    I feel like a lot better wrestler now than in 2012, i'm not just looking to replicate, I'm looking to dominate.

  5. Tamyra Mensah-Stock:

    At any point in time, I don’t like underestimating people because in 2016 that’s what I did, i underestimated people when I knew I could win and I still ended up losing. That’s one of the great things about wrestling, you could be the stronger wrestler and maybe even the more technical, but if you’re not as smart that day somebody could take it right from under you.

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