full nelson
Half nelson Half nelson (Wrestling) A hold in which one arm is thrust under the corresponding arm of the opponent, generally behind, and the hand placed upon the back of his neck. In the

{full nelson} both hands are so placed. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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  • full nelson — n. [< personal name Nelson] Wrestling a hold in which both arms are placed under the opponent s armpits from behind with the hands pressed against the back of the opponent s neck …   English World dictionary

  • Full Nelson — Le Full Nelson est une technique de contrôle utilisée en lutte, en grappling ou au catch qui consiste à faire glisser ses deux bras sous les aisselles de son adversaire puis à joindre ses deux mains derrière la nuque de l adversaire et a pousser… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Full Nelson — Demostración de la llave Full Nelson. La Full Nelson, también conocida como Masterlock («candado maestro»), es una llave maestra de lucha libre utilizada por muchos luchadores debido a su efectividad. Consiste en pasar los brazos por debajo de… …   Wikipedia Español

  • full nelson — full′ nel′son n. spo a hold in which a wrestler, from behind the opponent, passes each arm under the corresponding arm of the opponent and locks the arms at the fingers or wrists on the back of the opponent s neck Compare half nelson • Etymology …   From formal English to slang

  • full nelson — noun Date: 1900 a wrestling hold gained from behind an opponent by thrusting the arms under the opponent s arms and clasping the hands behind the opponent s head compare half nelson …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • full nelson — a hold in which a wrestler, from behind the opponent, passes each arm under the corresponding arm of the opponent and locks the arms at the fingers or wrists on the back of the opponent s neck. Cf. nelson. [1920 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • full nelson — noun A hold in which the wrestler applying the hold puts their arms under the arms of their opponent and applys pressure to the back of their opponents head or neck. See Also: half nelson …   Wiktionary

  • full nelson — noun see nelson …   English new terms dictionary

  • full nelson — /fʊl ˈnɛlsən/ (say fool nelsuhn) noun a wrestling hold, illegal under most rules, in which both arms pass from behind under the opponent s armpits and the hands are joined behind the opponent s neck. Compare half nelson …   Australian English dictionary

  • full nelson — noun 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) • Topics: ↑wrestling, ↑rassling, ↑grappling • Hypernyms: ↑nelson …   Useful english dictionary

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