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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

half′ nel′son(n.)

  1. 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.

    Category: Sport

    Ref: Compare full nelson.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. half nelson(noun)

    a wrestling hold in which the holder puts an arm under the opponent's arm and exerts pressure on the back of the neck

Wiktionary

  1. half nelson(Noun)

    A hold in which the wrestler applying the hold puts one arm under the arm of their opponent and applies pressure to the back of their opponents head or neck.

Freebase

  1. Half Nelson

    Half Nelson is a 2006 American drama film directed by Ryan Fleck, written by Fleck and Anna Boden. The film stars Ryan Gosling, Shareeka Epps and Anthony Mackie. It was scored by Juno Award winning Canadian band Broken Social Scene. Gosling received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for his role in the film. The story concerns an inner city middle-school teacher who forms a friendship with one of his students after she discovers that he has a drug habit. The film is based on a 19-minute film made by Boden and Fleck in 2004, titled Gowanus, Brooklyn. It premiered in competition at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. It was released theatrically on August 11, 2006.

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