One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A hold in which a wrestler sits astride a prone opponent and pulls upwards on the opponent's legs.
- ‘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.’
- ‘As well as his special move, I was also treated to the delight of the camel clutch and the Boston crab.’
- ‘The masked wrestler is now in his fifties, and probably incapable of pulling off a Boston crab, but his site keeps alive the memory of British wrestling's most enigmatic star.’
- ‘‘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.’
- ‘Chuck had applied a Boston crab at one point, but let go of one leg, and held a single leg crab.’
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