Meaning of quarter nelson

quar'ter nel'son

Pronunciation: [key]
— Wrestling. Wrestling.
  1. a hold in which a wrestler, from a kneeling position beside an opponent, puts one hand on the opponent's head, passes the free arm under the far arm of the opponent, and locks the free arm to the other arm by clasping the wrist. Cf.
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