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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wrist, carpus, wrist joint, radiocarpal joint, articulatio radiocarpeanoun

    a joint between the distal end of the radius and the proximal row of carpal bones

Wiktionary

  1. wristnoun

    The complex joint between forearm bones, carpus, and metacarpals where the hand is attached to the arm; the carpus in narrow sense.

    Etymology: wristiz, whence also Old High German *, Old Norse rist

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wristnoun

    the joint, or the region of the joint, between the hand and the arm; the carpus. See Carpus

    Etymology: [OE. wriste, wrist, AS. wrist; akin to OFries. wriust, LG. wrist, G. rist wrist, instep, Icel. rist instep, Dan. & Sw. vrist, and perhaps to E. writhe.]

  2. Wristnoun

    a stud or pin which forms a journal; -- also called wrist pin

    Etymology: [OE. wriste, wrist, AS. wrist; akin to OFries. wriust, LG. wrist, G. rist wrist, instep, Icel. rist instep, Dan. & Sw. vrist, and perhaps to E. writhe.]

Freebase

  1. Wrist

    In human anatomy, the wrist is variously defined as 1 the carpus or carpal bones, the complex of eight bones forming the proximal skeletal segment of the hand; the wrist joint or radiocarpal joint, the joint between the radius and the carpus; and the anatomical region surrounding the carpus including the distal parts of the bones of the forearm and the proximal parts of the metacarpus or five metacarpal bones and the series of joints between these bones, thus referred to as wrist joints. This region also includes the carpal tunnel, the anatomical snuff box, the flexor retinaculum, and the extensor retinaculum. As a consequence of these various definitions, fractures to the carpal bones are referred to as carpal fractures, while fractures such as distal radius fracture are considered fractures to the wrist.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wrist

    rist, n. the joint by which the hand is united to the arm: a stud or pin projecting from the side of a crank.—ns. Wrist′band, the band or part of a sleeve which covers the wrist; Wrist′-drop, inability to extend the hand, often caused by lead-poisoning; Wrist′let, an elastic band used to confine the upper part of a glove to the wrist: a bracelet: (slang) a handcuff; Wrist′-plate, an oscillating plate bearing wrist-pins for the connection of rods or pitmans, as on the cut-off gear of an engine; Wrist′-pin, any pin connecting a pitman to a cross-head; Wrist′-shot, in golf, a short stroke usually played with an iron, from the wrist, without swinging the club over the shoulder. [A.S. wristwríthan, to twist; Ger. rist.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Wrist

    The region of the upper limb between the metacarpus and the FOREARM.

Editors Contribution

  1. wrist

    A type of joint connected to the hand in a human being.

    Our wrists vary in size according to the size of each human being.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 12, 2020  

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    Rank popularity for the word 'wrist' in Nouns Frequency: #2293

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wrist in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wrist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of wrist in a Sentence

  1. Lafe Langford:

    She had a bullet through her wrist, but nevertheless, she was probably in the best shape to walk at that point. And so away she went.

  2. Andrew Block:

    You'll never get the money back that you spent on it, it's like buying a car. The minute you put it on your wrist it's worth less than what you paid for it.

  3. Kathleen Turner:

    Yes, yuck. He has this gross handshake, he goes to shake your hand and with his index finger kind of rubs the inside of your wrist. He’s trying to do some kind of seductive intimacy move. You pull your hand away and goyuck.

  4. Kathleen Turner:

    He goes to shake your hand and with his index finger kind of rubs the inside of your wrist. He’s trying to do some kind of seductive intimacy move. You pull your hand away and goyuck.

  5. Cliff Ulrich:

    We’re focusing on a different customer, someone who doesn’t want to strap a screen to their wrist, but wants to continue to wear jewelry … and feel more connected to people in their lives.

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