: a wrestling hold in which one arm is thrust under the corresponding arm of an opponent and the hand placed on the back of the opponent's neck — compare full nelson
Examples of half nelson in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebTensions were high in this series — a rematch from the 1985 East semis won by Boston, 4-2 — and the bad blood boiled over in Game 3 at the Pontiac Silverdome, when Bill Laimbeer put Larry Bird in a half nelson as the two tumbled to the floor.
Marlowe Alter, Detroit Free Press, 26 May 2020
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