wrist

[ rist ]

noun
  1. the carpus or lower part of the forearm where it joins the hand.

  2. the joint or articulation between the forearm and the hand.

  1. the part of an article of clothing that fits around the wrist.

  2. Machinery. wrist pin.

Origin of wrist

1
before 950; Middle English, Old English; cognate with German Rist back of hand, Old Norse rist instep; akin to writhe

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British Dictionary definitions for wrist

wrist

/ (rɪst) /


noun
  1. anatomy the joint between the forearm and the hand: Technical name: carpus

  2. the part of a sleeve or glove that covers the wrist

  1. machinery

    • a joint in which a wrist pin forms the pivot

Origin of wrist

1
Old English; related to Old High German, Old Norse rist. See wriggle, wry

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Other Idioms and Phrases with wrist

wrist

see slap on the wrist.

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