grappling vs wrestling what difference

what is difference between grappling and wrestling

English

Pronunciation

  • (General American) enPR: grăpʹ(ə-)lĭng, IPA(key): /ˈɡɹæp(ə)lɪŋ/
  • Rhymes: -æplɪŋ, -æpəlɪŋ
  • Hyphenation: grap‧pling

Noun

grappling (plural grapplings)

  1. (gerund of grapple) An act in which something is grappled or grappled with.
  2. A grappling hook or grappling iron.
  3. A small anchor; a grapnel.

Synonyms

  • handygripes (obsolete)

Translations

Verb

grappling

  1. present participle of grapple


English

Etymology

From late Old English wræstlunge.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɹɛs.l̩.ɪŋ/, /ˈɹɛs.lɪŋ/

Verb

wrestling

  1. present participle of wrestle

Noun

wrestling (countable and uncountable, plural wrestlings)

  1. A sport where two opponents attempt to subdue each other in bare-handed grappling using techniques of leverage, holding, and pressure points.
  2. 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 televised as entertainment.
  3. (countable) The act of one who wrestles; a struggle to achieve something.
    • 1863, Jean Ingelow, Poems, “Honors”
      I’d count not wearisome / Long toil, nor enterprise, / But strain to reach it; aye, with wrestlings stout / And hopes that even in the dark will grow []

Translations

See also

  • clench
  • hold
  • counter
  • on the ropes
  • on the canvas
  • on the mat
  • ring
  • sumo, kanjin-sumo

Polish

Etymology

From English wrestling.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): //ˈrɛs.tlʲink//

Noun

wrestling m inan

  1. professional wrestling

Declension

Further reading

  • wrestling in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • wrestling in Polish dictionaries at PWN

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