Definition of scissor hold in English:

scissor hold

(also scissors hold)


  • A hold in which the head or other part of the opponent's body is gripped between the legs which are then locked at the instep or ankles to apply pressure.

    • ‘Spanky uses that opening to work over Johnny's left knee, with the usual assortment of kicks and scissors holds, and the unusual assortment of bottom rope stomps and knee drops.’
    • ‘He gives a gentle tug on the leg I have in a scissors hold.’


scissor hold