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Boston crab Line breaks: Bos¦ton crab

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Definition of Boston crab in English:


A hold in which a wrestler sits astride a prone opponent and pulls upwards on the opponent’s legs.
Example sentences
  • ‘Bill, what's the difference between a single-leg Boston crab and a double-leg Boston crab?’
  • One could make the argument that fans simply lost interest in watching him win matches with Boston crabs.
  • The difference is this: Put a kid in a Boston crab and he'll scream ‘uncle’ rather quickly and end up with little more than a sore back and bruised ego.
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