mid·sec·tion | \-ˌsek-shən \

Definition of midsection 

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

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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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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 On my pouchy midsection is a map of stretch marks, two giant babies’ worth. Laura Goode, Glamour, "No Thanks, Kylie—I’ll Keep My 'Post-Baby Body'," 22 Mar. 2018 Oliveira landed a right that buckled Guida and Guida, perhaps out of desperation, lunged into his midsection, which proved a fatal mistake. Phil Thompson, chicagotribune.com, "Clay Guida, Mike Santiago lose on home turf at Chicago's UFC 225," 10 June 2018 The fiber-optic cable is now installed up to a midsection of the cave system, according to Nucha Kamtap, a local manager of CAT Telecom, which is in charge of handling communications in the cave. Jake Maxwell Watts, WSJ, "Crews Race to Drain Thai Cave Where Youth Soccer Team Is Trapped," 4 July 2018 The two were hospitalized at the University of Chicago Medical Center, the man with stab wounds to the back and the woman with stab wounds to the midsection, according to police. Chicago Tribune Staff, chicagotribune.com, "2 hospitalized following South Side stabbing," 1 May 2018 The black nylon strap is wrapped around the midsection of his white jersey, the meat of the thing balanced on his right thigh. David Murphy, Philly.com, "Don't cringe at the Foles-Brady comps. It's what makes this Super Bowl great | David Murphy," 30 Jan. 2018 The mostly intact dead gator was found sticking out of a hole in the midsection of the python, and wads of gator skin were found in the snake's gastrointestinal tract. Richard Nadler, CBS News, "Alligator vs. Burmese python: Florida man snaps photos of 2 reptiles fighting," 17 Jan. 2018 The person has made it to the midsection of the statue, Sgt. Kaitlyn Schallhorn, Fox News, "Person scales Statue of Liberty following anti-ICE protests," 4 July 2018

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First Known Use of midsection

1890, in the meaning defined above

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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 \

Medical Definition of midsection 

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

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