- the trunk of the human body.
- a sculptured form representing the trunk of a nude female or male figure.
- something mutilated or incomplete.
Origin of torso
Related Words for torsopiece, figure, effigy, image, bust, likeness, statuary, sculpture, marble, bronze, icon, statuette, stalk, stem, torso, frame, carcass, thing, shape, object
Examples from the Web for torso
Contemporary Examples of torso
She tugged on the black rope that wrapped around his thighs and torso, her leather gloves creaking with each adjustment.Dungeons and Genital Clamps: Inside a Legendary BDSM Chateau
December 20, 2014
From the torso, the Lift claims the ability to better sense the true culprit of bad posture: the neck and shoulders.Lumo Lift Vibrates You Into Better Posture
August 26, 2014
Every time he breathed, he felt pains all through his torso—fractured ribs.The Cost: What Stop and Frisk Does to a Young Man’s Soul
May 21, 2014
He had skinny legs and bloated ribs fanning from his torso like an accordion strapped to his chest.‘Tracing the Blue Light’: Read Chapter 1 of Eileen Cronin’s ‘Mermaid’
April 8, 2014
His torso was nude and his legs had been amputated by the locomotive engine.Rome’s Deadly Pub Crawls Kill American College Student
Barbie Latza Nadeau
March 1, 2014
Historical Examples of torso
The Englishman had the torso of a prize-fighter, with a face like that of a fair-haired baby.My Double Life
We find that under the ribs in the torso are all the vital organs.
In every exercise feel a sympathetic expansion of the torso.
They are all expressed by sympathy and right expansion of the torso.
He went over the patient's torso, up and down, back and forth.Ten From Infinity
Paul W. Fairman
- the trunk of the human body
- a statue of a nude human trunk, esp without the head or limbs
- something regarded as incomplete or truncated
Word Origin for torso
1797, from Italian torso "trunk of a statue," originally "stalk, stump," from Vulgar Latin *tursus, from Latin thyrsus "stalk, stem," from Greek thyrsos (see thyrsus).
- The human body excluding the head and limbs; trunk.