Definitions for Nelsonˈnɛl sən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

nel•sonˈnɛl sən(n.)

  1. a wrestling hold in which pressure is applied to the head, back of the neck, and one or both arms of the opponent.

    Category: Sport

    Ref: Compare full nelson, half nelson.

Origin of nelson:

1885–90; orig. uncert.

Nel•sonˈnɛl sən(n.)

  1. Viscount Horatio, 1758–1805, British admiral.

    Category: Biography

  2. a river in central Canada, flowing NE from Lake Winnipeg to Hudson Bay. 400 mi. (645 km) long.

    Category: Geography (places)

  3. a seaport on N South Island, in New Zealand. 45,200.

    Category: Geography (places)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Nelson, Horatio Nelson, Viscount Nelson, Admiral Nelson, Lord Nelson(noun)

    English admiral who defeated the French fleets of Napoleon but was mortally wounded at Trafalgar (1758-1805)

  2. nelson(noun)

    any of several wrestling holds in which an arm is passed under the opponent's arm from behind and the hand exerts pressure on the back of the neck

Wiktionary

  1. nelson(Noun)

    A score of 111, sometimes considered to be unlucky (supposedly from the belief that Lord Nelson had one eye, one arm and one leg (disputed)).

  2. nelson(Noun)

    A wrestling hold in which a wrestler's arm is locked behind his back.

  3. Nelson(ProperNoun)

    Lord Nelson (1758-1805), a British admiral.

  4. Nelson(ProperNoun)

    transferred from the surname.

  5. Origin: From and .

Freebase

  1. Nelson

    Nelson is a city on the eastern shores of Tasman Bay, and is the economic and cultural centre of the Nelson region. Established in 1841, it is the second-oldest settled city in New Zealand and the oldest in the South Island and was proclaimed a city by royal charter in 1858. Nelson was named in honour of the Admiral Horatio Nelson who defeated both the French and Spanish fleets at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. Many roads and public areas around the city are named after people and ships associated with that battle and Trafalgar Street is the main shopping axis of the city. Inhabitants of Nelson are referred to as Nelsonians. Nelson city is bordered to the west and south-west by the Tasman District Council and the north-east, east and south-east by the Marlborough District Council. The city does not include Richmond, the region’s second-largest settlement. The town of Richmond has close on 14,000 residents while the Nelson City has a population of around 42,888 ranking it as New Zealand’s 9th most populous city and the geographical centre of New Zealand. Nelson is well known for its thriving local arts and crafts scene, Each year, the city hosts events popular with locals and tourists alike, such as the Nelson Arts Festival. The annual Wearable Art Awards began near Nelson and a local museum, World of Wearable Art now showcases winning designs alongside a collection of classic cars.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Nelson

    1, a Prosperous manufacturing borough of Lancashire (23), 3½ m. NE. of Burnley. 2, Capital of a district in the N. end of South Island, New Zealand (11); has a busy harbour in Blind Bay, and manufactures cloth, leather, soap, &c.

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