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nelson

[nel-suh n] /ˈnɛl sən/
noun, Wrestling.
1.
a hold in which pressure is applied to the head, back of the neck, and one or both arms of the opponent.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; special use of name Nelson

Nelson

[nel-suh n] /ˈnɛl sən/
noun
1.
Viscount Horatio, 1758–1805, British admiral.
2.
(John) Byron, 1911–2006, U.S. golf player.
3.
a river in central Canada, flowing NE from Lake Winnipeg to Hudson Bay. 400 miles (645 km) long.
4.
a seaport on N South Island, in New Zealand.
5.
Fort, Fort Nelson.
6.
a male given name.
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Examples from the web for nelson
  • The trio thereafter reunited as members of the original nelson band.
  • nelson asked for and was given command of her, and took her on two cruises of his own.
  • nelson exclaimed that he would have given his other arm to have been present.
  • nelson and the vanguard were to be dispatched to cadiz to reinforce the fleet.
  • The following month, war broke out again and nelson prepared to return to sea.
  • The original nelson family arms were adapted by him to accommodate his naval victories.
  • nelson is buried at saint joseph cemetery in river grove, illinois.
  • nelson sunk a thirty foot putt to tie on the ninth and final hole.
British Dictionary definitions for nelson

nelson

/ˈnɛlsən/
noun
1.
any wrestling hold in which a wrestler places his arm or arms under his opponent's arm or arms from behind and exerts pressure with his palms on the back of his opponent's neck See full nelson, half-nelson
Word Origin
C19: from a proper name

Nelson1

/ˈnɛlsən/
noun
1.
a town in NW England, in E Lancashire: textile industry. Pop: 28 998 (2001)
2.
a port in New Zealand, on N South Island on Tasman Bay. Pop: 45 300 (2004 est)
3.
River Nelson, a river in central Canada, in N central Manitoba, flowing from Lake Winnipeg northeast to Hudson Bay. Length: about 650 km (400 miles)

Nelson2

/ˈnɛlsən/
noun
1.
Horatio, Viscount Nelson. 1758–1805, British naval commander during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. He became rear admiral in 1797 after the battle of Cape St Vincent and in 1798 almost destroyed the French fleet at the battle of the Nile. He was killed at Trafalgar (1805) after defeating Villeneuve's fleet
2.
Willie. born 1933, US country singer and songwriter
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Word Origin and History for nelson
n.

type of wrestling hold, 1875, apparently from a proper or surname, but no one now knows whose.

Presently, Stubbs, the more skilful as well as the more powerful of the twain, seizes the luckless Jumper in a terrible gripe, known to the initiated as the Full Nelson. ["Lancashire Recreations," in "Chambers's Journal," April 24, 1875]

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