Definitions of wrist

  1. A stud or pin which forms a journal; - also called wrist pin. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. The joint between the hand and the arm; the slender part of the arm nearest the hand. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. The joint by which the hand is united to the arm. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. The part of the arm immediately adjoining the hand. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. The joint by which the hand is united to the arm and by which the hand turns. Bridle-wrist, the wrist of the rider's left hand. See Writhe. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. The joint on which the hand turns, and by which it is united to the arm. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for wrist

  1. He leaned forward now, and caught her wrist – Mrs. Falchion, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 12, 2009
  2. Liszt heard of this, and turned it into a joke, telling people that at the time set for the next lesson I appeared at the Altenburg with my hand in a sling, and said that I had strained my wrist while hunting, and would be unable to play. – Memories of a Musical Life by William Mason