wrist

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noun \ˈrist\

Definition of wrist

  1. 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. 2 :  the part of a garment or glove covering the wrist

Origin and Etymology of wrist

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 12th century



WRIST Defined for English Language Learners

wrist

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noun \ˈrist\

Definition of wrist for English Language Learners

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


WRIST Defined for Kids

wrist

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noun \ˈrist\

Definition of wrist for Students

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


Medical Dictionary

wrist

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noun \ˈrist\

Medical 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



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