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nelson

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noun nel·son \ˈnel-sən\

Definition of nelson

  1. :  a wrestling hold marked by the application of leverage against an opponent's arm, neck, and head — compare full nelson, half nelson



Origin of nelson

probably from the name Nelson


First Known Use: 1889

Rhymes with nelson


Nelson

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biographical name Nel·son \ˈnel-sən\

Definition of Nelson

  1. Horatio 1758–1805 Viscount Nelson British admiral




Nelson

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geographical name Nel·son \ˈnel-sən\

Definition of Nelson

  1. 1 river 400 miles (644 kilometers) Canada in Manitoba flowing from N end of Lake Winnipeg to Hudson Bay

  2. 2 city & port New Zealand on N coast of South Island pop 37,943




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