Definition of hammerlock in US English:



  • An armlock in which a person's arm is bent up behind the back.

    • ‘Walters tags in and grabs a hammerlock on Spanky.’
    • ‘They started with a lockup, and HHH gained control with a hammerlock.’
    • ‘If any guy tried to whisper some of those same words in her ear, she'd have put a hammerlock on him and called him a pig.’
    • ‘Nunzio works more top wristlocks and a hammerlock.’
    • ‘Nunzio gets out of a hammerlock by telling the ref that Funaki was pulling on his hair.’