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nelson British & World English

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)

Nelson British & World English

A port in New Zealand, on the north coast of the South Island; population 42,888 (2006). It was founded in 1841 by the New Zealand Company and named after the British admiral Lord Nelson

Nelson, Byron British & World English

(1912–2006), US golfer; full name John Byron Nelson, Jr. He set the all-time PGA stroke average with 68.33 strokes per round over 120 rounds in 1945. PGA Hall of Fame (1953)

Nelson, Horatio British & World English

Viscount Nelson, Duke of Bronte (1758–1805), British admiral. Nelson became a national hero as a result of his victories at sea in the Napoleonic Wars, especially the Battle of Trafalgar, in which he was mortally wounded

Nelson, Samuel British & World English

(1792–1873), US Supreme Court associate justice 1845–72. Chief justice of the state of New York 1837–45, he was appointed to the US Supreme Court by President Tyler

Nelson, Willie British & World English

(B.1933), American country singer and songwriter. He is noted for songs such as ‘Crazy’, which he wrote for Patsy Cline in 1961

Nelson in nelson British & World English

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)

Algren, Nelson British & World English

(1909–81), American novelist; born Nelson Abraham Algren. He drew on his childhood experiences in the slums of Chicago for his novels of social realism, for example The Man with the Golden Arm (1949) and Walk on the Wild Side (1956)

Nelson River British & World English

A river that flows for 400 miles (640 km) across eastern Manitoba, to Hudson Bay, once a fur trade route

Nelson touch British & World English

A masterly or sympathetic approach to a problem

Mandela, Nelson British & World English

(1918-2013), South African statesman, President 1994-9; full name Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. He was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1964 as an activist for the African National Congress (ANC). Released in 1990, as leader of the ANC he engaged in talks on the introduction of majority rule with President F. W. de Klerk, with whom he shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993. He became the country’s first democratically elected President in 1994

Nelson's Column British & World English

A memorial to Lord Nelson in Trafalgar Square, London, consisting of a column 58 metres (170 feet) high surmounted by his statue

Rockefeller, Nelson Aldrich British & World English

(1908–79), US statesman. A moderate Republican, he served as governor of New York 1959–73 and vice president of the US 1974–77. He was the son of John D. Rockefeller, Jr

half nelson in nelson British & World English

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)

full nelson in nelson British & World English

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)

Bradley, Omar British & World English

(1893–1981), US army officer; full name Omar Nelson Bradley. As a general, he commanded the land contingent during the Normandy campaign of 1944–45. After World War II, he served as chief of staff of the US Army 1948–49 and chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff 1949–53

Henderson, Rickey British & World English

(1958-), US baseball player; born Rickey Nelson Henley. His career stolen bases (1,406), runs scored (2,295), and lead-off home runs (81), as well as his single-season 130 stolen bases are major league records. Baseball Hall of Fame (2009)

Omar Nelson Bradley in Bradley, Omar British & World English

(1893–1981), US army officer; full name Omar Nelson Bradley. As a general, he commanded the land contingent during the Normandy campaign of 1944–45. After World War II, he served as chief of staff of the US Army 1948–49 and chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff 1949–53

Rickey Nelson Henley in Henderson, Rickey British & World English

(1958-), US baseball player; born Rickey Nelson Henley. His career stolen bases (1,406), runs scored (2,295), and lead-off home runs (81), as well as his single-season 130 stolen bases are major league records. Baseball Hall of Fame (2009)

Nelson Abraham Algren in Algren, Nelson British & World English

(1909–81), American novelist; born Nelson Abraham Algren. He drew on his childhood experiences in the slums of Chicago for his novels of social realism, for example The Man with the Golden Arm (1949) and Walk on the Wild Side (1956)

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela in Mandela, Nelson British & World English

(1918-2013), South African statesman, President 1994-9; full name Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. He was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1964 as an activist for the African National Congress (ANC). Released in 1990, as leader of the ANC he engaged in talks on the introduction of majority rule with President F. W. de Klerk, with whom he shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993. He became the country’s first democratically elected President in 1994

John Byron Nelson, Jr. in Nelson, Byron British & World English

(1912–2006), US golfer; full name John Byron Nelson, Jr. He set the all-time PGA stroke average with 68.33 strokes per round over 120 rounds in 1945. PGA Hall of Fame (1953)

Jason Nelson Robards, Jr. in Robards, Jason British & World English

(1922–2000), US actor; full name Jason Nelson Robards, Jr. Notable movies: Long Day’s Journey into Night (1962), A Thousand Clowns (1965), All The President’s Men (1976), Julia (1977), Philadelphia (1993), and A Thousand Acres (1997)

Nelson's Column in column English-Spanish

el monumento a Nelson

paging Mr Nelson in page English-Spanish

aviso para el Sr Nelson

Nelson shot 66 yesterday in shoot English-Spanish

Nelson hizo ayer el recorrido en 66 golpes