Definition of scissor hold in US 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 by crossing them at the instep or ankles to apply pressure.

    • ‘He gives a gentle tug on the leg I have in a scissors hold.’
    • ‘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.’


scissor hold

/ˈsɪzər hoʊld/