grappling – the act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat; “they had a fierce wrestle”; “we watched his grappling and wrestling with the bully”

hand-to-hand struggle, wrestle, wrestling, grapple
struggle – strenuous effort; “the struggle to get through the crowd exhausted her”
grappling – the sport of hand-to-hand struggle between unarmed contestants who try to throw each other down
contact sport – a sport that necessarily involves body contact between opposing players
flying mare – a wrestling maneuver
Greco-Roman wrestling – a style of wrestling where the wrestlers are forbidden to tackle or trip or use holds below the waist
professional wrestling – wrestling for money
sumo – a Japanese form of wrestling; you lose if you are forced out of a small ring or if any part of your body (other than your feet) touches the ground
wrestling hold – a hold used in the sport of wrestling
full nelson – a wrestling hold in which the holder puts both arms under the opponent’s arms and exerts pressure on the back of the neck (illegal in amateur wrestling)
takedown – (amateur wrestling) being brought to the mat from a standing position; “a takedown counts two points”