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Pronunciation: (nel'sun), [key]
n. Wrestling.
a hold in which pressure is applied to the head, back of the neck, and one or both arms of the opponent. Cf. full nelson, half nelson, quarter nelson, three-quarter nelson.


Pronunciation: (nel'sun), [key]
1. Viscount Horatio, 1758–1805, British admiral.
2. (John) Byron, born 1911, U.S. golf player.
3. a river in central Canada, flowing NE from Lake Winnipeg to Hudson Bay. 400 mi. (645 km) long.
4. a seaport on N South Island, in New Zealand. 42,433.
5. a male given name.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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