hammerlock definition

  • noun:
    • A wrestling hold where the opponent's supply is drawn behind the back and twisted up.
    • Overwhelming dominance that is difficult if not impossible to overcome: "has preserved its hammerlock on the business largely because of its reputation for qualityā€¯ ( Fortune).
    • A hold, in wrestling, in which an opponent's supply is twisted up behind their back; an armlock
    • a wrestling hold where adversary's supply is twisted up behind their straight back

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