half nelson

noun Wrestling.

a hold in which a wrestler, from behind the opponent, passes one arm under the corresponding arm of the opponent and locks the hand on the back of the opponent's neck.

Nearby words

  1. half landing,
  2. half leather,
  3. half measure,
  4. half moon,
  5. half mourning,
  6. half note,
  7. half of it,
  8. half pay,
  9. half pint,
  10. half relief

Compare nelson.

Origin of half nelson

First recorded in 1885–90

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