wrist [rist] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. the carpus or lower part of the forearm where it joins the hand.
  2. the joint or articulation between the forearm and the hand.
  3. the part of an article of clothing that fits around the wrist.
  4. Machinery. wrist pin.

Origin of wrist before 950; Middle English, Old English; cognate with German Rist back of hand, Old Norse rist instep; akin to writhe Examples from the Web for wrist Contemporary Examples of wrist

  • While that might just seem like a slap on the wrist compared to the cost of insurance, the penalty increases every year.

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  • He also was diagnosed with “head, neck, wrist and back injuries – and the biggest was TBI, or traumatic brain injury.”

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  • Then he does what he does about every ten minutes, which is light up a True green and smoke it down to his wrist.

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  • Simply tap on your own screen, and haptic feedback mechanisms in the watch will transfer the gesture to the wrist of your friend.

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  • The wrist, in the new Apple world, is where everything happens.

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  • Historical Examples of wrist

  • She had begun to pull away in alarm when he seized her wrist.

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • He rose with the blow; all his energy, from wrist to instep, was in that lifting drive.

    Way of the Lawless

    Max Brand

  • She swayed a little, so that the officer tightened his clasp on her wrist.

    Within the Law

    Marvin Dana

  • So vigorous was her movement that Cassidy’s clasp was thrown off the wrist.

    Within the Law

    Marvin Dana

  • In a little time your wrist will be stronger and your cut more shrewd.

    The White Company

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • British Dictionary definitions for wrist wrist noun

    1. anatomy the joint between the forearm and the handTechnical name: carpus
    2. the part of a sleeve or glove that covers the wrist
    3. machinery
      1. See wrist pin
      2. a joint in which a wrist pin forms the pivot

    Word Origin for wrist Old English; related to Old High German, Old Norse rist. See wriggle, wry Word Origin and History for wrist n.

    Old English wrist, from Proto-Germanic *wristiz (cf. Old Norse rist “instep,” Old Frisian wrist, Middle Dutch wrist, German Rist “back of the hand, instep”), from Proto-Germanic *wrig-, *wreik- “to turn” (see wry). The notion is “the turning joint.”

    wrist in Medicine wrist [rĭst] n.

    1. The joint between the hand and the forearm.
    2. carpus

    Idioms and Phrases with wrist wrist

    see slap on the wrist.

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