Definition of torso
1 : the human trunk
2 : a sculptured representation of the trunk of a human body
3 : something (such as a piece of writing) that is mutilated or left unfinished
Examples of torso in a Sentence
exercises that strengthen the torso
Recent Examples of torso from the Web
The victim, Damone Jones, 33, died during surgery, after he was shot in the torso earlier that day.
Small hoof table; writing table, 19th-century; metal armchair, 19th-century; plaster torso and foot, 19th-century; French lamp—
People can't get enough of posing with slices, most which are the size of their torsos.
The scan on the left showed Sharon’s torso in May 2001, a massive tumor impinging her left lung, the pleural effusion flooding her chest.
When his torso finally does turn to deliver the arm and hand—with his chest leading toward the plate—
Hodgkinson, who was armed with a handgun and a rifle, died from multiple gunshot wounds to his torso, the FBI said.
Turner had severe injuries to his face, head and torso.
There was Lorenzo Cain, knees bent, shoulders back, his body twisting and cocked at the torso, his bat wrapping around his back, that classic lean that had accompanied so many pivotal moments over the years.
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Origin and Etymology of torso
Italian, literally, stalk, from Latin thyrsus stalk, thyrsus
First Known Use: 1722See Words from the same year
TORSO Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of torso for English Language Learners
: the main part of the human body not including the head, arms, and legs
TORSO Defined for Kids
Definition of torso for Students
: the human body except for the head, arms, and legs
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