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 But he was ejected midway through the third for hitting Houston’s P.J. Tucker in the midsection; Tucker also was ejected after retaliating with a head-butt. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, "Rockets vs. Thunder live stream (8/31): How to watch NBA playoffs online, TV, time," 31 Aug. 2020 A day of summer heat is in store for much of the country on Monday as the nation's midsection is at an enhanced risk of seeing severe weather, including the city of Chicago. Fox News, "Severe weather threat for Midwest as heat advisories extend to Northeast; eye on tropics," 10 Aug. 2020 Lane was holding Floyd’s legs at the time, Kueng was at Floyd’s midsection and Thao was watching nearby bystanders. Washington Post, "Officer to Floyd: ‘It takes ... a lot of oxygen to talk’," 9 July 2020 The flattering high waist sits comfortably at the midsection without feeling too tight, and the interlock seams ensure your thighs won’t chafe or rub. Maya Gandara, PEOPLE.com, "These Stretchy Yoga Shorts Are Made from the Softest Material, According to Amazon Shoppers," 25 Aug. 2020 Lavender is a perfect plant for zones 5–7, the nation’s midsection. Popular Mechanics, "How Attracting the Right Wildlife Can Maximize Your Lawn and Garden," 23 Aug. 2020 Ferguson looks fit and appears to have dropped some weight, especially around the midsection. Mike Preston, baltimoresun.com, "Ravens observations: Great players aren’t always a perfect fit," 22 Aug. 2020 Falwell had come under fire in recent days after posting a picture on Instagram that depicted him with his pants unzipped and his midsection visible to the camera. Rebekah Riess And Hollie Silverman, CNN, "Liberty University has announced an interim president after Jerry Falwell's leave of absence," 11 Aug. 2020 Another day of hot temperatures across the nation's midsection on Wednesday will fuel the threat of severe weather. Janice Dean, Fox News, "Severe weather possible across Midwest as wildfire threat simmers out West," 9 July 2020

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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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14 Sep 2020

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“Midsection.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/midsection. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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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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