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midsection

[mid-sek-shuh n] /ˈmɪdˌsɛk ʃən/
noun
1.
the middle section or part of anything.
2.
the solar plexus; midriff:
a hard right to the midsection.
Origin of midsection
1935-1940
First recorded in 1935-40; mid- + section
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  • When he was straight a pile driver struck him in the midsection.

    Brink of Madness Walter J. Sheldon
  • That soundless spear of death struck in midsection of that barrel body.

    Star Hunter Andre Alice Norton
  • Alec had a heavy belt of ultra-high explosive plastic lashed around his midsection.

    The Thirst Quenchers Rick Raphael
  • Even before he started to feel the pain in his midsection, Odal began trying to push the boulder off.

    The Dueling Machine Benjamin William Bova
  • He immediately clamored for the wherewithal to fill an aching void that was making itself painfully felt in his midsection.

    Islands of Space John W Campbell
British Dictionary definitions for midsection

midsection

/ˈmɪdˌsɛkʃən/
noun
1.
the middle of something
2.
the middle region of the human body; midriff
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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midsection in Medicine

midsection mid·sec·tion (mĭd'sěk'shən)
n.
A middle section, especially the midriff of the body.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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