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Nelson

[nel-suhn]
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.
6.
a male given name.
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nelson (ˈnɛlsən)
 
n
full nelson See half-nelson 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
 
[C19: from a proper name]

Nelson1 (ˈnɛlsən)
 
n
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)
 
n
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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nelson
type of wrestling hold, 1889, apparently from a proper or surname, but no one now knows whose.
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