neck hold


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A form of restraint used to subdue overactive, unruly, violent, or inebriated subjects to prevent them from harming themselves and others, which consists of occluding the upper airway by compressing the thyroid cartilage and displacing the tongue posteriorly; the choke hold is more dangerous than the carotid sleeper, which cuts off the flow of blood to the brain, but does not compromise the airways

neck hold

Forensic medicine A restraint used to subdue overactive, unruly, violent or inebriated subjects to prevent them from harming themselves and others. See Restraint.
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His counsel, Phillippa Kaufmann, told the High Court that handcuffs were used to drag Ahmad about during the dawn arrest at his home in Tooting, south west London, in December 2003, and he was subjected to neck holds.
He told Forfar High Court that Mandy, 32, had the type of bruising on her neck and face that "occurs in strangulation with the hands, ligature, or other form of neck hold or arm lock".
Maxie Hayles added: "The truth is that Home Office guidelines were broken when Alton Manning was put in a neck hold and he was unlawfully killed by prison officers, as an inquest jury unanimously found.
Father-of-two Shiji Lapite, 34, was kicked in the head and put in a neck hold that crushed his voice box.
The "spike" is inserted over the book's spine to secure the light in place, while the flexible neck holds the head containing two bright LEDs over the page.
The authors also address use of force by neck holds, restraints, aerosols, tasers, and other measures.
The flower corolla neck holds the candle and collects the melted wax, while the base can be used to store matches, helping prove the point that practicality and good design can go hand in hand.
His awesomely thick neck holds his head in place pretty well.
Blue Army also highlights contemporary developments, including some of the most lamentable incidents in Victoria's history, from `fatal shootings, aggressive forced entry raids, the mass strip searching of patrons at the Tasty Nightclub, the use of baton charges against peaceful protesters and the use of potentially lethal pressure-point neck holds against non-violent demonstrators'.
The Irishman is one of those in with a shout as long as his dodgy neck holds up to the strain and those last--day blues don't come calling.