midsection

noun
mid·​sec·​tion | \ -ˌsek-shən How to pronounce midsection (audio) \

Definition of midsection

: a middle section, part, or area : a section midway between the extremes Normally, the jet stream, a five-mile-high river of air, steers storms directly across the midsection of the United States…— Stephen H. Schneider especially : the mid-region of the human torso : midriff sense 1 The swinging motion of baseball players and golfers requires strength throughout the entire midsection, not only to hit the ong ball but also to avoid injuries. — Joe Weider The two doctors ordered a CT scan of the man's midsection, and they stood next to a computer terminal and toggled through images of his internal organs, deeply concerned. — Gardiner Harris

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Synonyms for midsection

Synonyms

middle, midriff, waist, waistline

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Examples of midsection in a Sentence

Grassy plains used to cover large portions of America's midsection. the midsection of the boat He threw a hard punch to my midsection.
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Although there are many species of bees and wasps, in general bees have a fine layer of hair and are rounder than wasps, which are smooth, have narrow midsections, and have pointier ends. Korin Miller, SELF, "7 Tips to Prevent Bee and Wasp Stings When Exploring the Great Outdoors," 10 Oct. 2018 Kachina follows a gently rolling course across the midsection of the San Francisco Peaks, dipping in and out of shallow drainages and skirting small cliffs. Roger Naylor, azcentral, "10 best hikes in Arizona show off state's diverse scenery," 13 July 2018 The Duchess of Sussex stepped out in Melbourne, Australia today in a form-fitting Dion Lee dress that visibly hugged her midsection, allowing for a glimpse of her evolving shape—along with a flash of bare leg revealed by a cut-away panel of fabric. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Meghan Markle Shows Off a New Baby Bump Confidence in Melbourne," 18 Oct. 2018 While her midsection was covered in black feathers, the bottom portion of her look revealed two thigh-high slits. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Keri Russell Wore the Sexiest Feathered Black Dress on the Emmys Red Carpet," 18 Sep. 2018 The accompanying gore is similarly contained, at least in the beginning and midsection of the film: Where Argento’s Suspiria exults in blood early and exorbitantly, Guadagnino’s version is relatively bloodless until the very end. Aja Romano, Vox, "How Suspiria turns the color red into a plot point," 9 Nov. 2018 The fixes were black rings that loop around the animals’ midsections like life preservers and are made of neoprene, which provides buoyancy, is soft on a sea dragon and can withstand saltwater. Karin Brulliard, The Seattle Times, "To save fish that can’t swim, veterinarian made them tiny floaties," 4 Sep. 2018 At his workstation, Horton rests the blowpipe's midsection on a metal arm. C.j. Chivers, Popular Mechanics, "Meet the Man Glassblowing These Gorgeous Retro Fishing Lures," 26 Apr. 2016 But how best to determine value, especially if the place in question is an upscale churrascaria-esque entry, dedicated to padding your midsection with an onslaught of delicate thin-crust pizzas? Anna Caplan, star-telegram, "The pizza version of a churrascaria exists — so wear your stretchy pants," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of midsection

1890, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of midsection was in 1890

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midsection

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English Language Learners Definition of midsection

chiefly US : a middle section, part, or area especially : the area around a person's middle

midsection

noun
mid·​sec·​tion | \ ˈmid-ˌsek-shən How to pronounce midsection (audio) \

Medical Definition of midsection

: a section midway between the extremes especially : midriff sense 2

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