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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
1885-1890
1885-90
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British Dictionary definitions for half-nelson

half-nelson

noun
1.
a wrestling hold in which a wrestler places an arm under one of his opponent's arms from behind and exerts pressure with his palm on the back of his opponent's neck Compare full nelson
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