See also: arm wrestle
- (sports) A bout of arm wrestling.
- (transitive, intransitive) To compete in an arm-wrestle (with).
- (transitive, intransitive, by extension) To struggle (with) for dominance.
2015, Katrine Marcal, Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner?, ISBN 9781925113723, page 62:
- The idea that war and conflicts are purely rational, calculable considerations lives on today. Even if the playing fields for the superpowers' arm-wrestling matches are no longer Berlin, Vienna, Warsaw, but instead Kabul, Tehran and Peshawar.
arm wrestling — see arm wrestling