American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Nelson, Horatio. Viscount Nelson. 1758-1805. British admiral who defeated the French fleet in the Battle of the Nile (1798), thus ending Napoleon's attempt to conquer Egypt, and crushed French and Spanish naval forces at Trafalgar (1805), where he was mortally wounded.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hold in wrestling. In a full Nelson, one of the contestants, slipping behind the other, puts his arms up under his opponent's armpits and clasps his hands or arms as high up as possible around the hitter's neck.
- n. Lord Nelson (1758-1805), a British admiral.
- n. A patronymic surname.
- n. A male given name transferred from the surname.
- n. English admiral who defeated the French fleets of Napoleon but was mortally wounded at Trafalgar (1758-1805)
- n. 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
- From Middle English Neil + -son and Nell + -son. (Wiktionary)
“NELSON: We [Nelson and his harmonica player] can't play anything more than they [Marsalis and his quartet] can play.”
“ Grenville to Whitworth, Nov. 1, 1799, MS. Russia, R.O.  Acton to Nelson, Aug. 1, 1799, _Nelson and the Neapolitan”
““Sorry, that's . . . uh . . . another name Nelson picked up along the way.””
“Captain Nelson is just landed with his crew and officers, twenty-nine in all, and has immediattely placed himself in communication with Captain Britton, the United States 'Consul at this port.”
“The name Nelson was given to him on his first day of school, because it was easier to pronounce.”
“Heather Nelson is an English grad student, stunned by a doctor's diagnosis.”
“Donna Nelson is an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Oklahoma.”
“Ben Nelson is bough and paid for by the Insurance Lobby; keep the heat on this weasel until he get's on board with the public option or we can vote him out aaa”
“Ben Nelson is a smart man and will do what is right for Nebraska.”
“Nelson is a Joke as well as a Tool for Corporations!”
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