HyperDic: nelson

English > 2 senses of the word Nelson / nelson:
NOUNperson Nelson, Horatio Nelson, Viscount Nelson, Admiral Nelson, Lord NelsonEnglish admiral who defeated the French fleets of Napoleon but was mortally wounded at Trafalgar (1758-1805)
actnelsonany 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
Nelson / nelson > pronunciation
Soundsneh'lsahn
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English > Nelson: 2 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningEnglish admiral who defeated the French fleets of Napoleon but was mortally wounded at Trafalgar (1758-1805).
SynonymsHoratio Nelson, Viscount Nelson, Admiral Nelson, Lord Nelson
Instance ofadmiral, full admiralThe supreme commander of a fleet
SpanishHoratio Nelson
CatalanHoratio Nelson, Lord Nelson, Nelson
English > nelson: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningAny 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.
Narrowerfull nelsonA 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)
half nelsonA wrestling hold in which the holder puts an arm under the opponent's arm and exerts pressure on the back of the neck
Broaderwrestling holdA hold used in the sport of wrestling

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