What does wrist mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wrist, carpus, wrist joint, radiocarpal joint, articulatio radiocarpea(noun)

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


  1. wrist(Noun)

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wrist(noun)

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

  2. Wrist(noun)

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

  3. Origin: [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.]


  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.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

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  2. Deandre Harris:

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