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
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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. This hold gave me the decided advantage.
"Where you learned that half-Nelson," Martin answered.
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.
I learned it from Farmer Burns.--An' here's a half-Nelson.--An' here's you makin' roughhouse at a dance, an' I 'm the floor manager, an' I gotta put you out."
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.
There could have been even more penalties if putting Harry Kane in a half-nelson was deemed a foul by the eagle-eyed VAR team.
"They are meant to do a fireman's lift, but they actually seize an arm or a leg and just yank," Aamer said in the phone call with his lawyer, stating that "you are on your side, so one of them tends to be doing a half-nelson on me, in handcuffs.
The number-crunchers don't record the stats for the number of times he put a half-Nelson on Reading strikers, how often he cuddled them at corners, bulldozed them aside as they shaped to collect an aerial ball in or tangled them up in tentacles and towed them aside.
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.