wrist [rist] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- the carpus or lower part of the forearm where it joins the hand.
- the joint or articulation between the forearm and the hand.
- the part of an article of clothing that fits around the wrist.
- Machinery. .
Origin of wrist before 950; Middle English, Old English; cognate with German Rist back of hand, Old Norse rist instep; akin toExamples 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.
November 16, 2014
He also was diagnosed with “head, neck, wrist and back injuries – and the biggest was TBI, or traumatic brain injury.”
October 16, 2014
Then he does what he does about every ten minutes, which is light up a True green and smoke it down to his wrist.
September 13, 2014
Simply tap on your own screen, and haptic feedback mechanisms in the watch will transfer the gesture to the wrist of your friend.
September 9, 2014
The wrist, in the new Apple world, is where everything happens.
September 9, 2014
Historical Examples of wrist
She had begun to pull away in alarm when he seized her wrist.
Harry Leon Wilson
He rose with the blow; all his energy, from wrist to instep, was in that lifting drive.
She swayed a little, so that the officer tightened his clasp on her wrist.
So vigorous was her movement that Cassidy’s clasp was thrown off the wrist.
In a little time your wrist will be stronger and your cut more shrewd.
Arthur Conan Doyle
British Dictionary definitions for wrist wrist noun
- anatomy the joint between the forearm and the handTechnical name: carpus
- the part of a sleeve or glove that covers the wrist
- 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). The notion is “the turning joint.”
wrist in Medicine wrist [rĭst] n.
- The joint between the hand and the forearm.
Idioms and Phrases with wrist wrist
see slap on the wrist.