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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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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Recent Examples on the Web The dress featured a plunging neckline, a hip-high slit, and a pink satin tie looped at the midsection that ran the length of the dress. Quinci Legardye, Harper's BAZAAR, 3 Sep. 2021 Pair this with the TUMMY TONE SERUM, which firms, tones and tightens the midsection. Bianca Salonga, Forbes, 3 Sep. 2021 Driving onto Chincoteague, Maddox Boulevard unfurls across the island’s midsection. Washington Post, 2 Sep. 2021 The early version allowed excessive force to be placed on a patient’s midsection. Khari Johnson, Wired, 12 Aug. 2021 Many of the larger condominiums along the midsection of Miami Beach’s oceanfront were built in the mid- to late-1960s. Laura Kusisto, WSJ, 14 July 2021 Apple TV+’s big-budget adaptation of Lisey’s Story by Stephen King is reaching its final chapters but struggling with the same problems as the midsection of the season. Brian Tallerico, Vulture, 2 July 2021 That may have formed a crater beneath the bulky midsection of the tower, which then caved in on itself, the experts said. al, 28 June 2021 There are several big reasons to care about core strength: As SELF previously reported, a strong, stable midsection is an invaluable asset that can boost your balance, posture, and even help reduce back pain. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, 4 Aug. 2021

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/midsection. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of midsection

: 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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