[mid-sek-shuh n]


the middle section or part of anything.
the solar plexus; midriff: a hard right to the midsection.

Origin of midsection

First recorded in 1935–40; mid- + section
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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



the middle of something
the middle region of the human body; midriff
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midsection in Medicine




A middle section, especially the midriff of the body.
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