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
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.
He was struck in the torso and taken in serious condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said.
The donkey’s torso was full of puncture wounds and half of his hindquarters were eaten.
Hampton was shot in the torso and leg, and Goodwin was shot under the right eye and the bullet exited above his left eyebrow.
Police found a 54-year-old man shot in the torso in the 4700 block of Liberty Heights Avenue in Howard Park around 9:20 p.m.
Griffin struck out the next batter Ezequiel Carrera but immediately reached for his left upper torso on the final pitch of the at-bat.
At Klein's bond hearing last week, prosecutors said the bullet fired by Klein struck Case in the torso and damaged internal organs.
If torsos and tails are not your thing, other aspects of human anatomy are also available for study.
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Origin and Etymology of torso
Italian, literally, stalk, from Latin thyrsus stalk, thyrsus
First Known Use: 1722
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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