the carpus or lower part of the forearm where it joins the hand.
the joint or articulation between the forearm and the hand.
the part of an article of clothing that fits around the wrist.
Machinery. wrist pin.
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How to use wrist in a sentence
Second baseman Starlin Castro is out until October with a broken wrist.
Six months later, it’s time to focus on our hurting necks, wrists, forearms, shoulders, backs, eyesight, and so on.
It has a five-day battery life, and the low-profile wrist band is waterproof and comfortable.
Many people already fear that smart assistants like Amazon’s own Alexa are already listening to everything they say, which makes the prospect of strapping a dedicated listening device to your wrist all day seem dubious.Amazon’s new fitness tracker listens to your voice to figure out your mood | Stan Horaczek | September 2, 2020 | Popular-Science
You can adjust the size if you want to use them as wrist weights, allowing for a more heavy duty arm workout.
Clad in a blue, striped button-down, a silver watch adorning his left wrist, Huckabee beams on the cover.Huckabee 2016: Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner! | Olivia Nuzzi | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
While that might just seem like a slap on the wrist compared to the cost of insurance, the penalty increases every year.Think You’re Invincible? Here’s Why Open Enrollment Matters | DailyBurn | November 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A scar marks her right wrist where the bullet hit her eight months ago.
He also was diagnosed with “head, neck, wrist and back injuries – and the biggest was TBI, or traumatic brain injury.”
Then he does what he does about every ten minutes, which is light up a True green and smoke it down to his wrist.
Just try it once, and you'll see how ingenious it is—only one must be careful not to throw out the elbow in turning out the wrist.Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
At present she is throwing her whole weight upon my wrist, which I hope will get limber under it!Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
Phœbe Chiffinch, breathless, is holding Alice Arden's wrist with a firm grasp.Checkmate | Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Like lightning he turned and seized by the wrist a man who had already opened the bag and laid hold of some of its contents.The Garret and the Garden | R.M. Ballantyne
He wears a real pearl stud and a good signet ring; also a gold wrist watch, face broken and hands stopped at seven-fifteen.Dope | Sax Rohmer
British Dictionary definitions for wrist
anatomy the joint between the forearm and the hand: Technical name: carpus
the part of a sleeve or glove that covers the wrist
See wrist pin
a joint in which a wrist pin forms the pivot
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Other Idioms and Phrases with wrist
see slap on the wrist.
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