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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

Examples of wrist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Strewn around our necks, ankles, and wrists, the flimsy metal baubles were anything but luxurious. Eliza Huber, refinery29.com, "You Have To Apply To Buy Virgil Abloh’s Latest Collab," 12 Mar. 2020 With his sore left thumb and sprained right wrist wrapped in tape, Doncic finished with 38 points, eight assist and seven rebounds — and in four games against the Spurs finished with averages of 32.5 points, 10.5 assists and 9.5 rebounds. Dallas News, "Walking wounded: Luka Doncic overcomes aches for big outing, but Mavs miss chance to sweep season series vs. Spurs," 11 Mar. 2020 Investigators found duct tape on McPhaul's left wrist and a phone cord around his right ankle. Vic Ryckaert, Indianapolis Star, "Cold case solved after 20 years, police say," 10 Mar. 2020 Sawyer Smith, who started three games after Wilson’s injury before succumbing to his own shoulder and wrist ailments, is taking most of the first-team reps this spring. Jon Hale, The Courier-Journal, "Why Terry Wilson welcomed Joey Gatewood to Kentucky football with 'open arms'," 10 Mar. 2020 Wear them one per wrist for a double cuff moment or stack them up your arm to make a bigger statement. Willow Lindley, Vogue, "Feels Like a Steal: This Classic Cuff Will Stand the Test of Time," 6 Mar. 2020 Jill Biden grabbed the protester's wrists and pushed her away from Joe Biden, while Symone Sanders tackled the protester and pulled her away. Joanne Rosa, ABC News, "'The View' reacts to Jill Biden, Symone Sanders defending Joe Biden from protesters during California rally," 4 Mar. 2020 Then, as a second protester took the stage, Jill Biden and Symone Sanders jumped into action: the former second lady appears to have grabbed the protester’s wrists, while Sanders grabbed the protester around the waist and dragged her away. Madeleine Carlisle, Time, "'Women Are Brave.' Jill Biden and a Top Aide Go Viral After Protesters Storm Rally Stage," 4 Mar. 2020 On Sunday, March 1, the siblings both wore latex Balmain ensembles in shades of brown, Kardashian West's puffed sleeves tapering toward the wrists and doubling as gloves. Marci Robin, Allure, "Kim Kardashian Wore Her Longest Ponytail Ever in Paris," 1 Mar. 2020

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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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19 Mar 2020

Cite this Entry

“Wrist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wrist. Accessed 29 Mar. 2020.

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How to pronounce wrist (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of wrist

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


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Kids Definition of wrist

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


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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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