wrist

noun \ ˈrist \
Updated on: 7 Feb 2018

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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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



WRIST Defined for English Language Learners

wrist

noun

Definition of wrist for English Language Learners

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


WRIST Defined for Kids

wrist

noun \ ˈrist \

Definition of wrist for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

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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