American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A wrestling hold in which both hands are thrust under the opponent's arms from behind and then pressed against the back of the opponent's neck.
- n. wrestling A hold in which the wrestler applying the hold puts their arms under the arms of their opponent and apply's pressure to the back of their opponents head or neck.
- n. a 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)
“So I hauled away like fury, and the more she choked the wilder she struggled, plunging about the room like a bronco with Flashy clinging on behind for his life, rolling on the floor — it was three falls to a finish, no error, and if I hadn't secured a full nelson and got mounted in the same moment, she'd have done me a mischief.”
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