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
When Tolver then attempted to rob a staff member of the church, the staff member fired his handgun once, hitting Tolver in the upper torso.
Curry died from a gunshot wound to the torso and his death has been ruled a homicide, according to death investigators.
These bizarre marine creatures have four to six pairs of spindly, jointed legs that convene at a torso that barely exists.
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—
Dow, 45, was pronounced dead at the scene from a gunshot wound to the torso, police said earlier this month.
Once swallowed by a patient, the sensor communicates with a wearable patch worn on the torso, which records the time the medication was taken as well as data such as heart rate, steps and rest.
People can't get enough of posing with slices, most which are the size of their torsos.
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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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