Definition of headlock in English:


Syllabification: head·lock
Pronunciation: /ˈhedˌläk


  • 1A method of restraining someone by holding an arm firmly around their head, especially as a hold in wrestling.
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    • Almost imperceptibly, one pair's dancing morphed into wrestling, embraces turned into headlocks and back into eyelash-batting flirtation just in time for another couple's dancing to begin a similar cycle.
    • In one match, I finally grabbed him in a headlock and asked if we were going to wrestle, or what.
    • Two kids were even caught in a wrestling match with a teacher, trying to take down the man with a series of headlocks and full nelsons.
  • 2A cattle stanchion.

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