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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.]
[C19: from a proper name]
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)
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
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]
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.
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|Noun||1.||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