full nelson

noun

Definition of full nelson

: a wrestling hold gained from behind an opponent by thrusting the arms under the opponent's arms and clasping the hands behind the opponent's head — compare half nelson

First Known Use of full nelson

1900, in the meaning defined above

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“Full nelson.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/full%20nelson. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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