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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

full′ nel′son(n.)

  1. a hold in which a wrestler, from behind the opponent, passes each arm under the corresponding arm of the opponent and locks the arms at the fingers or wrists on the back of the opponent's neck.

    Category: Sport

    Ref: Compare half nelson .

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. full nelson(noun)

    a wrestling hold in which the holder puts both arms under the opponent's arms and exerts pressure on the back of the neck (illegal in amateur wrestling)


  1. full nelson(Noun)

    A hold in which the wrestler applying the hold puts their arms under the arms of their opponent and apply's pressure to the back of their opponents head or neck.


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