nelson

Definitions of nelson
  1. noun
    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
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    types:
    full nelson
    a wrestling hold in which the holder puts both arms under the opponent's arms and exerts pressure on the back of the neck (illegal in amateur wrestling)
    half nelson
    a wrestling hold in which the holder puts an arm under the opponent's arm and exerts pressure on the back of the neck
    type of:
    wrestling hold
    a hold used in the sport of wrestling
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