wrist

noun

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

Examples of wrist in a Sentence

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

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

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

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Cite this Entry

“Wrist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wrist. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

wrist

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

Medical Definition

wrist

noun
: 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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