wrist

noun
\ ˈrist \

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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Ryan told Rolling Stone that the list included tendinitis in his shoulder and wrist, some nerve problems, carpal tunnel, and a tear in his right shoulder. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Wait, Who Else Besides Adam Levine Is in Maroon 5?," 20 Jan. 2019 My wrist, stop watchin', my neck is flossin' Make big deposits, my gloss is poppin' You like my hair? Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "The True Story Behind Ariana Grande's New Hit, "7 Rings"," 18 Jan. 2019 Start in a high plank with your palms flat on the floor, hands shoulder-width apart, shoulders stacked directly above your wrists, legs extended behind you, and your core and glutes engaged. SELF, "A 15-Minute No-Equipment Core Workout You Can Do at Home," 18 Jan. 2019 My wrist, stop watchin', my neck is flossin' Make big deposits, my gloss is poppin' You like my hair? Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "All the Hidden Meanings in Ariana Grande's "7 Rings" Lyrics," 18 Jan. 2019 With black boots on her feet and a colorful vintage Louis Vuitton x Takashi Murakami bag on her wrist, Kendall was showing us exactly what casual-cool style looks like this fall—morning, noon, and night. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Kendall Jenner Wore a $32 Top From Meshki," 9 Oct. 2018 The ceremony was officiated by Justina Beagnyam, Bean's Cafe's client success manager, and concluded with the couple tying their wrists together with a bandana. Bob Hallinen, Anchorage Daily News, "Two hearts are bound together in Bean’s Cafe wedding," 12 July 2018 How the Lakeland players honored Johnson by writing his number on their wrists. Jeff Seidel, Detroit Free Press, "Bad hop nearly took Waterford Mott player's life, but not his spirit," 3 June 2018 Getting the right wrist and finger action is difficult. Christopher Arnott, courant.com, "Goodspeed Updates 'Will Rogers Follies' — Rope Tricks And All — For A New Age," 18 Apr. 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 \

Kids Definition of wrist

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

wrist

noun
\ ˈrist \

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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