• WordNet 3.6
    • n wrestler combatant who tries to throw opponent to the ground
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Professional sumo wrestlers, called rikishi, must be quick on their feet and supple, but weight is vital to success as they hurl themselves at their opponents, aiming to floor them or push them outside the 15-foot fighting circle.
    • n Wrestler One who wrestles; one who is skillful in wrestling.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n wrestler One who wrestles; specifically, one who makes a practice of wrestling, as a professed athlete.
    • n wrestler One who wrestles cattle on a range.
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  • Titus Maccius Plautus
    “This is the great fault of wine; it first trips up the feet: it is a cunning wrestler.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. wrǣstlere,


In literature:

One sometimes sees very expert Japanese wrestlers who are not only fat but bloated.
"The Empire of the East" by H. B. Montgomery
Skipper Bill had no intention of doing so; nor had Deschamps, the wrestler, any idea of allowing his back to be broken.
"Billy Topsail & Company" by Norman Duncan
To be sure, if the wrestlers went down hard on the cement sidewalk, it might mean a broken skull!
"Sure Pop and the Safety Scouts" by Roy Rutherford Bailey
Across the rocks we crept, crouching like wary wrestlers.
"A Mountain Boyhood" by Joe Mills
I am a great shot and a mighty wrestler in the host of knights.
"The Russian Garland" by Various
We went at the rate of three feet in as many minutes, and that wrestler's voice was wrangling over us all the time.
"Phemie Frost's Experiences" by Ann S. Stephens
He was leaning forward a little, his arms were raised, like a wrestler waiting for the clinch.
"The Bondboy" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
He was a fairly skilful wrestler, and very strong.
"Gold" by Stewart White
The lads of Greece are the strongest wrestlers and the swiftest runners in the world!
"The Bible in its Making" by Mildred Duff
Doubtless also he knew every trick of a wrestler or fighter.
"The Boy Allies with the Cossacks" by Clair W. Hayes
But the white boy determined to give the red the fight of his life for the honor of champion wrestler.
"With Ethan Allen at Ticonderoga" by W. Bert Foster
Far and near, he was noted as a boxer and a wrestler.
"Hero Stories from American History" by Albert F. Blaisdell
Once there lived two wrestlers, who were both very very strong.
"Indian Fairy Tales" by Anonymous
To seize; to lay hold of; as, a wrestler tackles his antagonist.
"Noah Webster" by Horace E. Scudder
This she did; but, doubtful as to the effect, they introduced a young wrestler, who strangled Commodus in his sleep.
"Roman Women" by Alfred Brittain
Lardner breathed hard, crouched like an oversized wrestler about to spring.
"Queen of the Flaming Diamond" by Leroy Yerxa
Had the youth been a trained wrestler, David would have known what to expect, and would have been able to use method in his defence.
"The Mountain Girl" by Payne Erskine
They are considered the most powerful wrestlers in southern Mongolia.
"Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China During the years 1844-5-6. Volume 1 [of 2]" by Evariste Regis Huc
Sprawls on the mat, by trick of wrestler tripped; But when he rises, woe betide us all!
"The Admirable Bashville" by Bernard Shaw
O-ken-ah-ga was not seen among the hunters with his bow, nor among the wrestlers on the green.
"Sketches of Aboriginal Life" by V. V. Vide

In poetry:

If that thou hast the gift of strength, then know
Thy part is to uplift the trodden low;
Else in a giant's grasp until the end
A hopeless wrestler shall thy soul contend.
"The Burden Of Strength" by George Meredith
Such-like I love—I loosen myself, pass freely, am at the mother's
breast with the little child,
Swim with the swimmers, wrestle with wrestlers, march in line with
the firemen, and pause, listen, and count.
"I Sing The Body Electric" by Walt Whitman
"You've traveled long, and far from mortal joys,
To Soul's diviner sense, that spurns such toys,
Brave wrestler, lone.
Now see thy ever-self; Life never fled;
Man is not mortal, never of the dead:
The dark unknown.
"Meeting Of My Departed Mother And Father" by Mary Baker Eddy
The one oppressed with contrition's tear,
Familiar with grief and sin,
The other with naught but the angel's face
Who ushered the human in;
The one a wrestler with Fate's decrees,
The other environed with saintly ease;--
"The First Look" by Mary Gardiner Horsford

In news:

FRANKLIN With six wrestlers in the finals of Saturday's Mid-State Conference tournament at Franklin, Mooresville was able to take home three championships.
'DWTS' wrestler can't pin down the Tango.
Then one wrestler appeared who seemed out of place.
TNA claims WWE tried to poach its wrestlers.
Popeye wrestlers garner 12 medals.
The Popeye Wrestling Club sent 22 wrestlers to the Alaska Battle Cats Wrestling Tournament at Service High School in Anchorage.
Fourteen Popeye Wrestlers attended the Arctic Warrior tournament in Wasilla, bringing back six medals.
Sometimes I get bored with the characters WWE creative gives their wrestlers.
Bad-guy wrestler holds court, quizzing potential valets.
Fruin pinned Toledano, a Cedarcrest wrestler, to pick up his first tournament championship.
Decatur Wrestlers Claim First-Ever Team State Championship.
Wrestler Chris Benoit Double Murder-Suicide: Was It ' Roid Rage'.
Cops eye ' roid rage in wrestler's murder-suicide.
Wrestlers summon spirit of past warriors.
Wrestlers talk reading, education with kids at St Maria Goretti School.