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half nelson

noun, Wrestling.
1.
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 nelson.
Origin of half nelson
1885-1890
1885-90
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