Definition of Nelson

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

2. 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.
Generic synonyms: Wrestling Hold
Specialized synonyms: Full Nelson, Half Nelson

Definition of Nelson

1. Proper noun. Lord Nelson (1758-1805), a British admiral. ¹

2. Proper noun. (surname patronymic from=given names) ¹

3. Proper noun. (surnames male given name) transferred from the surname. ¹

4. Noun. (cricket) 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)). ¹

5. Noun. (wrestling) A wrestling hold in which a wrestler's arm is locked behind his back. ¹

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Definition of Nelson

1. a wrestling hold [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Nelson

Nelaton's dislocation
Nelaton's fibres
Nelaton's fold
Nelaton's line
Nelaton's sphincter
Nell Gwynn
Nell Gwynne
Nell Gywn
Nellie Bly
Nellie Ross
Nellie Tayloe Ross
Nelson's elk
Nelson Algren
Nelson Mandela
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nelson tumour
Nelumbo lutea
Nelumbo nucifera
Nematodirella longispiculata

Literary usage of Nelson

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1876)
"nelson & Sons. at Crackers and Mouse King. Hoffmann. 750. ... $3 nelson V Sons. Silver Pitchers. Alcott. $1.25 Roberts. Simple Susan, etc. Edgeworth. ..."

2. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"nelson in pursuit of Villeneuve. [l 805 Villeneuve, recognising that a long voyage with damaged ships was out of the question, decided to return to port and ..."

3. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1906)
"Sir Hugh Muir nelson, PC, KCMG THE Queensland branch of the Boyal Geographical Society of Australasia has suffered a severe lo?s hy the death of its ..."

4. The Arena by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1906)
"of a great manufacturing business, Mr. nelson lives in the sphere of ... Mr. nelson has the ideas, and the ability, means and determination to execute them. ..."

5. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1894)
"lee line was approaching' the enemy, nelson hoisted the celebrated signal, ... nelson had reserved for himself the possibly more difficult task of ..."

6. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1861)
"Hallowell, and before nelson left London for the last time he had called at his ... William nelson, DD, was created Earl nelson of Trafalgar and Merton, ..."

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