a form of sport in which the opponents struggle hand to hand, attempting to throw or force each other to the ground, traditionally without striking blows
A sport in which two competitors attempt to unbalance, control, or immobilize each other by various holds and maneuvers.
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.