- 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.
Origin of wrist
Examples from the Web for wrist
Contemporary Examples of wrist
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
November 16, 2014
He also was diagnosed with “head, neck, wrist and back injuries – and the biggest was TBI, or traumatic brain injury.”When the War Comes Home
October 16, 2014
Then he does what he does about every ten minutes, which is light up a True green and smoke it down to his wrist.Elmore Leonard’s Rocky Road to Fame and Fortune
September 13, 2014
Simply tap on your own screen, and haptic feedback mechanisms in the watch will transfer the gesture to the wrist of your friend.
The wrist, in the new Apple world, is where everything happens.
Historical Examples of wrist
She had begun to pull away in alarm when he seized her wrist.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
He rose with the blow; all his energy, from wrist to instep, was in that lifting drive.Way of the Lawless
She swayed a little, so that the officer tightened his clasp on her wrist.
So vigorous was her movement that Cassidy's clasp was thrown off the wrist.
In a little time your wrist will be stronger and your cut more shrewd.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
- anatomy the joint between the forearm and the handTechnical 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
Word Origin for wrist
Old English wrist, from Proto-Germanic *wristiz (cf. Old Norse rist "instep," Old Frisian wrist, Middle Dutch wrist, German Rist "back of the hand, instep"), from Proto-Germanic *wrig-, *wreik- "to turn" (see wry). The notion is "the turning joint."
- The joint between the hand and the forearm.
see slap on the wrist.