half nelson
noun Date: 1889 a wrestling hold in which one arm is thrust under the corresponding arm of an opponent and the hand placed on the back of the opponent's neck — compare full nelson

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  • 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.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • half nelson — /haf ˈnɛlsən/ (say hahf nelsuhn) noun a wrestling hold, usually from behind, in which a wrestler pushes one arm under the opponent s arm and grasps the nape of the opponent s neck. Compare full nelson. Also, half nelson …   Australian English dictionary

  • half nelson — half nel|son [ˌha:f ˈnelsən US ˌhæf ] n [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: Perhaps from Horatio Nelson (1758 1805), one armed English admiral] a way of holding your opponent s arm behind their back in the sport of ↑wrestling …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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

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