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Nelson definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: English admiral who defeated the French fleets of Napoleon but was mortally wounded at Trafalgar (1758-1805) [syn: Nelson, Horatio Nelson, Viscount Nelson, Admiral Nelson, Lord Nelson]
2: 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

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: probably from the name Nelson Date: 1889 a wrestling hold marked by the application of leverage against an opponent's arm, neck, and head compare full nelson, half nelson

Merriam Webster's

I. biographical name Horatio 1758-1805 Viscount Nelson British admiral II. geographical name 1. river 400 miles (644 kilometers) Canada in Manitoba flowing from N end of Lake Winnipeg to Hudson Bay 2. city & port New Zealand on N coast of South Island population 37,943

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a wrestling-hold in which one arm is passed under the opponent's arm from behind and the hand is applied to the neck (half nelson), or both arms and hands are applied (full nelson). Etymology: app. f. the name Nelson

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