wrist

noun
\ ˈrist How to pronounce wrist (audio) \

Definition of wrist

1 : the joint or the region of the joint between the human hand and the arm or a corresponding part on a lower animal
2 : the part of a garment or glove covering the wrist

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Boston defenseman Matt Grzelcyk is out with a concussion and St. Louis forward Robert Thomas is out with a suspected hand or wrist injury. Stephen Whyno, The Denver Post, "St. Louis Blues beating Boston Bruins in battle of attrition in Stanley Cup Final," 5 June 2019 Top cornerback Richard Sherman went down with a calf injury, while backup Tarvarius Moore left with a wrist injury. Fox News, "49ers lose Garoppolo to possible ACL injury," 24 Sep. 2018 Start on all fours with your shoulders stacked over your wrists and your hips over your knees. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "Strengthen Your Glutes With This 5-Part Banded Circuit From Dogpound Trainer Emily Samuel," 13 Feb. 2019 And there’s no risk of me falling with the cables attached to my wrists and feet. Jen Murphy, WSJ, "A Rare Disease Won’t Keep This Mountain Man Off the Trails," 15 Dec. 2018 Apart from the gluttony of my French jaunt, the other reason for my return was an unfortunate incident at a Bruno Mars concert: I was stampeded by a group of overzealous fans and broke my wrist and back. Irena Medavoy, Town & Country, "How to Detox Like a Hollywood Power Player," 5 Nov. 2018 Yeah, there was one for each wrist and one for each ankle. Recode Staff, Recode, "Full transcript: Louie Swisher and his mom do a VR experience and take listener questions," 10 July 2018 The girl suffered second-degree burns to her wrist and abdomen. Talia Richman, baltimoresun.com, "Fourth of July injury: 11-year-old girl suffers burns from sparklers," 5 July 2018 Allen broke 12 bones in all, including two in her lower back, two ribs, and both wrists and arms. Rhiannon Russell, Outside Online, "How Hillary Allen Overcame a Traumatic Injury," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of wrist

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for wrist

Middle English, from Old English; akin to Middle High German rist wrist, ankle, Old English wrǣstan to twist — more at wrest

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The first known use of wrist was before the 12th century

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More Definitions for wrist

wrist

noun

English Language Learners Definition of wrist

: the part of your body where your hand joins your arm

wrist

noun
\ ˈrist How to pronounce wrist (audio) \

Kids Definition of wrist

: the joint or the region of the joint between the hand and arm

wrist

noun
\ ˈrist How to pronounce wrist (audio) \

Medical Definition of wrist

: the joint or the region of the joint between the human hand and the arm or a corresponding part on a lower animal

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