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nelson1

Line breaks: nel¦son
Pronunciation: /ˈnɛls(ə)n
 
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noun

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).
Example sentences
  • As Thirteen draped his arm over the boards for support, Nick quickly pulled Thirteen back to his feet, nimbly swung around Six-Three's shoulders behind his back, and snapped a tight full nelson on Six-Three's neck.
  • Matt applies a full nelson with body scissors, and we get a speech from Coach and Al about how people might think Matt's not doing anything right now, but he totally is.
  • Show had Holly in a full nelson when Mysterio tried to attack Show from behind with a chair, but Show punched the chair into Rey.

Origin

late 19th century: apparently from the surname Nelson, but the reference is unknown.

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Nelson2

Line breaks: Nel¦son
Pronunciation: /ˈnɛls(ə)n
 
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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.

Words that rhyme with Nelson

Belsen, keelson

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