Gouzel Maniourova of Russia (blue) and Marina Gastl of Austria (red) at the 2004 Olympic Games
- Present participle of wrestle.
(countable and uncountable, plural wrestlings)
- A sport where two opponents attempt to subdue each other in bare-handed grappling using techniques of leverage, holding, and pressure points.
- A professional tumbling act that emulates the sport of wrestling. Also called "professional wrestling". It is distinguished from sport wrestling -- which has strict internationally recognized rules and is conducted on a mat -- by being scripted, rehearsed, conducted in a boxing ring rather than on a mat, and programmed as entertainment.
- (countable) The act of one who wrestles; a struggle to achieve something.