waist-high

[ weyst-hahy ]

adjective
  1. extending as high as the waist: a waist-high hedge.

Origin of waist-high

1
First recorded in 1590–1600

Words Nearby waist-high

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How to use waist-high in a sentence

  • To carry him it was necessary to stand up, and the night was growing transparent, and the wheat was not more than waist high.

    The Marne | Edith Wharton
  • The channels between the houses are deep, and I saw several people waist high, with a pole, feeling their way.

    A Journal from Japan | Marie Carmichael Stopes
  • An oaken rail, waist high, which served as a back to a cheap red bench, enclosed the dancers.

    Germinie Lacerteux | Edmond and Jules de Goncourt