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 and Etymology of nelson

probably from the name Nelson


First Known Use: 1889


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) long in Manitoba, Canada, flowing from the northern end of Lake Winnipeg to Hudson Bay

  2. 2 city and port at the head of a bay on the northern coast of the South Island, New Zealand population 37,943


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