waist-high

adjective

: reaching as high as a person's waist
waist-high corn

Examples of waist-high in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Videos posted on social media showed cars being engulfed and swept away by stormwater and people wading through waist-high water on neighborhood streets. Ryan Fonseca, Los Angeles Times, 24 Jan. 2024 The game’s waist-high cabinet featured four large buttons on the top, which lit up in random sequence; the player had to push the buttons in the same order. IEEE Spectrum, 29 Nov. 2023 The floodwaters here were slightly shallower, waist-high, but Nyaguey and the others worked from a crouch, keeping their arms below the water, fighting to break the apple-sized bulbs from the stems. Chico Harlan, Washington Post, 2 Nov. 2023 People left without food or other essentials waded through waist-high flooding to empty stores for supplies. Margaret Osborne, Smithsonian Magazine, 27 Oct. 2023 Apart from the big heavy barrier meant to defend against moving vehicles, the mostly waist-high structures will be rather lightly constructed and roofless but for fabric canopies (an umbrella is always an option too). Christopher Bonanos, Curbed, 24 Oct. 2023 While under anesthesia for an upcoming dental surgery, Mila fell from a waist-high bench and suffered a lethal spinal injury. María Luisa Paúl, Washington Post, 31 Aug. 2023 The coffin was at the mouth of the hearse, resting waist-high on a stand, the lid unscrewed and sitting on top. Mary Costello, The New Yorker, 9 Oct. 2023 Ming wore a sultry number with cut-outs as well as lace-up stilettos while Aoki selected an extravagant Andrew Kwon confection featuring a full glittery skirt with ruffles and a nearly waist-high slit. Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 21 Sep. 2023 See More

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“Waist-high.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waist-high. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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