three–quarter nelson


Definition of three–quarter nelson

  1. :  a wrestling hold in which a wrestler kneeling beside a prone opponent passes his far arm under the opponent's corresponding arm and behind his neck and grasps the wrist of his own near arm passed under his opponent's body from the near side — compare full nelson, half nelson, quarter nelson

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