half-nelson

half nelson

noun Wrestling.
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:
1885–90

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half-nelson
 
n
Compare full nelson 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

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