half-nelson


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half-nelson

n
(Wrestling) a wrestling hold in which a wrestler places an arm under one of his opponent's arms from behind and exerts pressure with his palm on the back of his opponent's neck. Compare full nelson
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half-nelson

[ˌhɑːfˈnɛlsn] n (Wrestling) → mezza elson f inv
References in classic literature ?
In order that the render may get the mental half-Nelson on the plot of this narrative which is so essential if a short story is to charm, elevate, and instruct, it is necessary now, for the nonce (but only for the nonce), to inspect Archibald's past life.
It was the half-Nelson of modern wrestling which the untaught ape-man had stumbled upon, but superior reason showed him in an instant the value of the thing he had discovered.
I remember I succeeded in getting on him what in my college days I learned was called a half-Nelson.
The two men came against each other in grips, and almost before he had exerted himself the Irishman found himself in the merciless vise of a half-Nelson that buried him head and shoulders in the snow.
Where you learned that half-Nelson," Martin answered.
A perfect half-nelson by Waldron on Supermac made not the slightest difference as the brute-like strength of Newcastle's centre-forward carried him on.
I was particularly adept at bare knuckle ballet wrestling, I was going to go on to a career in it, but unfortunately I permanently dislodged one of my eyeballs during a half-Nelson allegro.
At times, Ashley Williams' running battle with Kevin Davies wouldn't have looked out of place in a WWF ring, at one point the City skipper gripping his Bolton counterpart in a half-nelson.
He calls himself the Awesome One and finishes his opponents with moves such as the Neck-breaker, the Half-Nelson Face-buster and the Skull-Crushing Finale.
I gave him a half-nelson and turned him down," Smith-Potter said after his coaches Dick Hengst and Matt Williams congratulated him.
When the youth put up a struggle, Digby said he held him in a half-nelson and then punched another youth in the face.
Gatland has turned to wrestling before and the former All Black hooker believes learning moves like the half-nelson will help Wales get a hold on their opponents - as well as the ball.