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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.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. WRISTnoun

    The joint by which the hand is joined to the arm.

    Etymology: wyrst , Saxon.

    He took me by the wrist, and held me hard. William Shakespeare.

    The brawn of the arm must appear full, shadowed on one side; then shew the wrist-bone thereof. Henry Peacham.

    The axillary artery, below the cubit, divideth unto two parts; the one running along the radius, and passing by the wrist, or place of the pulse, is at the fingers subdivided unto three branches. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours.

Wikipedia

  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; (2) the wrist joint or radiocarpal joint, the joint between the radius and the carpus and; (3) 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, bracelet lines, 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 often considered fractures to the wrist.

ChatGPT

  1. wrist

    The wrist is the joint located between the hand and the forearm, comprising multiple small bones called carpals, tendons, ligaments, and muscles. It enables flexible movement of the hand, allowing for activities such as grasping, gripping, and rotating.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wristnoun

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

  2. Wristnoun

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

  3. 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.]

Wikidata

  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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Numerology

  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. Jessica Smith:

    Before we weren’t taking selfies at the gym, now it’s a badge of honor to wear a crossfitter wrist band or a cyclist’s tight pants.

  2. Mary Dell Harrington:

    College kids aren't going to get a slap on the wrist if they defy the rules, they could risk suspension or expulsion, and parents could risk serious financial consequences. As we saw last spring when the pandemic began, there's no guarantee you will get your money back.

  3. Del Rio Mayor Bruno Lozano:

    Not even a slap on the wrist, you capture and release. It's that simple.

  4. Wrist Mount The wrist mount:

    We noticed that operators were moving away from that, they want to have cellphones and tablets. So what did we do? We created a wrist mount so that they can put their mobile phone devices right there.

  5. Neal Pire:

    The ideal holiday gift is some kind of fitness tracker: these simple tools you can just wear on your wrist, five years ago, pedometers just measured steps. Now they’re counting calories and even sleep.

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