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nel·son

 (nĕl′sən)
n.
Any of several wrestling holds in which the user places an arm under the opponent's upper arm or armpit and presses the wrist or the palm of the hand against the back of the opponent's neck.

[Perhaps from the name Nelson.]

nelson

(ˈnɛlsən)
n
(Wrestling) any wrestling hold in which a wrestler places his or her arm or arms under the opponent's arm or arms from behind and exerts pressure with the palms on the back of the opponent's neck. See full nelson, half-nelson
[C19: from a proper name]

Nelson

(ˈnɛlsən)
n
1. (Placename) a town in NW England, in E Lancashire: textile industry. Pop: 28 998 (2001)
2. (Placename) a port in New Zealand, on N South Island on Tasman Bay. Pop: 45 300 (2004 est)
3. (Placename) River Nelson a river in central Canada, in N central Manitoba, flowing from Lake Winnipeg northeast to Hudson Bay. Length: about 650 km (400 miles)

Nelson

(ˈnɛlsən)
n
1. (Biography) Horatio, Viscount Nelson. 1758–1805, British naval commander during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. He became rear admiral in 1797 after the battle of Cape St Vincent and in 1798 almost destroyed the French fleet at the battle of the Nile. He was killed at Trafalgar (1805) after defeating Villeneuve's fleet
2. (Biography) Willie. born 1933, US country singer and songwriter

nel•son

(ˈnɛl sən)

n.
a wrestling hold in which pressure is applied to the head, back of the neck, and one or both arms of the opponent. Compare full nelson, half nelson.
[1885–90; orig. uncertain]

Nel•son

(ˈnɛl sən)

n.
1. Viscount Horatio, 1758–1805, British admiral.
2. a river in central Canada, flowing NE from Lake Winnipeg to Hudson Bay. 400 mi. (645 km) long.
3. a seaport on N South Island, in New Zealand. 45,200.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nelson - English admiral who defeated the French fleets of Napoleon but was mortally wounded at Trafalgar (1758-1805)Nelson - English admiral who defeated the French fleets of Napoleon but was mortally wounded at Trafalgar (1758-1805)
2.nelson - any of several wrestling holds in which an arm is passed under the opponent's arm from behind and the hand exerts pressure on the back of the neck
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)
half nelson - a wrestling hold in which the holder puts an arm under the opponent's arm and exerts pressure on the back of the neck
Translations

nelson

[ˈnelsən] N (Wrestling) full nelsonllave f
half nelsonmedia llave f
to put a half nelson on sb (fig) → ponerle trabas a algn

nelson

n (Wrestling) → Nelson m
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Put it this way: If wrestling were legal in basketball, she'd have her opponents in full nelsons and bear hugs under the basket.
Enthusiasts have been training monthly on a Sunday afternoon at a community centre in the Cathays area of the capital to be put through a baffling array of submission holds, full nelsons, step-overs and leg locks.
Prepare for half nelsons, full nelsons and sleeper holds.