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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.
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1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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full nelson

a wrestling hold, illegal in amateur wrestling, in which a wrestler places both arms under his opponent's arms from behind and exerts pressure with both palms on the back of the neck Compare half-nelson
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