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nelson US 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 New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

, Horatio, Viscount Nelson, Duke of Bronte (1758–1805), British admiral

Nelson, Byron US 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 US English

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

Nelson, Samuel US 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 US English

(1933-), US country singer and songwriter. A central figure in the outlaw country music movement of the 1970s, he is noted for such hits as “A Good Hearted Woman” (1976). He helped establish Farm Aid in 1985

Nelson in nelson US 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 US English

(1909–81), US novelist; born Nelson Ahlgren Abraham. He drew on his childhood experiences in the slums of Chicago for his vivid, realistic novels of social protest, such as Somebody in Boots (1935). Other notable works: The Man with the Golden Arm (1949) and Walk on the Wild Side (1956)

Nelson River US English

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

Nelson touch US English

A masterly or sympathetic approach to a problem

Mandela, Nelson US English

(1918–2013), South African statesman, president 1994–99; 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. He became the country’s first democratically elected president in 1994, serving until 1999. Nobel Peace Prize (1993), shared with de Klerk

Nelson's Column US 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 US 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 US 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 US 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 US 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 US 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 US 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 US 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 Ahlgren Abraham in Algren, Nelson US English

(1909–81), US novelist; born Nelson Ahlgren Abraham. He drew on his childhood experiences in the slums of Chicago for his vivid, realistic novels of social protest, such as Somebody in Boots (1935). Other notable works: The Man with the Golden Arm (1949) and Walk on the Wild Side (1956)

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela in Mandela, Nelson US English

(1918–2013), South African statesman, president 1994–99; 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. He became the country’s first democratically elected president in 1994, serving until 1999. Nobel Peace Prize (1993), shared with de Klerk

John Byron Nelson, Jr. in Nelson, Byron US 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 US 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)


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