Definition of nelson noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

nelson

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noun
NAmE//ˈnɛlsn//
 
 
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a move in which a wrestler stands behind his/her opponent, puts one or both arms underneath the opponent's arm(s), and holds the back of the opponent's neck. When done with one arm it is called ahalf nelson, and with both arms afull nelson.
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