mid·​sec·​tion | \ ˈmid-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


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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When the car was inspected, border agents found 5 pounds of meth worth $15,000 wrapped around the two passengers' midsections. Rocky Baier, azcentral, "9 arrested, 31.4 pounds of meth seized at border checkpoints near Arizona-California border," 27 June 2019 As parts of the nation’s midsection flooded this year, the lakes filled to the brim. Washington Post, "Rising waters in the Great Lakes puts endangered shorebird at greater risk," 17 June 2019 The swarm covered the midsection of a solitary bicycle chained to a post on Greenwich Street near the TriBeCa and SoHo areas of Manhattan, the NYPD Beekeepers tweeted. Fox News, "New York City police remove colony of bees swarming bike in Manhattan," 17 June 2019 Then, assuming a high plank again, practice swinging your legs from side to side while keeping your hands fixed and your midsection as stable as possible. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "Work Your Core and Upper Body With This 5-Move TRX Circuit From Celebrity Trainer Jeanette Jenkins," 4 Apr. 2019 Shop now: Express X Olvia Culpo Off-the-Shoulder Ribbed Sweater, $70.express.com Add Volume With that crop top giving you a little breeze on your midsection, try adding an oversized jacket with a pop of color slung over your shoulders. Alyssa Hardy, Teen Vogue, "How to Refresh Your Crop Top Looks for Spring," 12 Mar. 2019 In a recent Instagram post, Hines explained how portion control has helped her trim her midsection and leave her feeling better than ever. Blake Bakkila, Health.com, "The One Small Change That Helped This Woman See Major Ab Results," 8 June 2018 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

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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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English Language Learners Definition of midsection

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


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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