fort nelson river

Fort Nelson

noun
1.
a river in NE British Columbia, flowing NW to the Liard River. 100 miles (160 km) long.
2.
a town on this river and the Alaska Highway.
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nelson
type of wrestling hold, 1889, apparently from a proper or surname, but no one now knows whose.
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