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Naval hero has grip on opponent (6)


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This clue might be a double definition.

'naval hero' is the first definition.
(I've seen this before)

'grip on opponent' is the second definition.
'nelson' can be an answer for 'grip' (I've seen this before). I am unsure of the 'on opponent' bit.

'has' is the link.

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(Other definitions for nelson that I've seen before include "Admiral; wrestling hold" , "English admiral, mortally wounded at Trafalgar" , "Noted English admiral" , "Admiral on a column" , "English naval hero" .)

I've seen this clue in The Sun.
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