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[mid-sek-shuh n]
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  1. the middle section or part of anything.
  2. the solar plexus; midriff: a hard right to the midsection.
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Origin of midsection

First recorded in 1935–40; mid- + section
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Related Words for midsection

heart, midst, tummy, belly, gut, midsection, midriff, waistline, abdomen, core, waist, media, inside, midpoint, deep, focus, marrow, thick, mean, guts

Examples from the Web for midsection

Contemporary Examples of midsection

Historical Examples of midsection

  • 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.

  • 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


  1. the middle of something
  2. the middle region of the human body; midriff
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Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

midsection in Medicine


  1. A middle section, especially the midriff of the body.
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