American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The joint between the hand and the forearm.
- n. See carpus.
- n. The part of a sleeve or glove that encircles the wrist.
- v. To shoot (a puck) by making a wrist shot.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That part of the fore limb or arm which comes between the forearm and the hand, and by which the latter is joined or jointed to the former; the wrist-joint; technically, the carpus, or the carpal articulation. The wrist is the first segment of the manus, and its skeleton consists in man of seven carpal bones, together with a sesamoid bone (the pisiform) on the ulnar side, these eight bones being disposed in two rows of four each, proximal and distal. The whole set of bones, their articulations with one another and with the radius, ulna, and the several metacarpals, together with the ligaments and other associated soft parts, are included in the term wrist. The motions of the wrist as a whole upon the forearm include all the movements of flexion, extension, abduction, adduction, and circumduction, together with the movements of pronation and supination impressed upon the wrist by the rocking of the radius about the ulna; but the motion of the individual carpal bones upon one another is slight, and that between the distal carpals and the metacarpals is still less. In most other animals than man, the movements of the wrist are more restricted. The term is extended to the corresponding joint of the fore limb of other mammals, birds, and reptiles. Thus the so-called knee of the horse's fore leg is anatomically the carpus or wrist. See
carpus, and cuts under hand, pisiform, and scapholunar.
- n. The ankle or the instep.
- n. In machinery, a stud or pin projecting from the side of a crank, wheel, or other moving part, and forming a means of attachment to a connecting-rod leading to some other part of the mechanism. Also called wrist-pin.
- n. anatomy The complex joint between forearm bones, carpus, and metacarpals where the hand is attached to the arm; the carpus in narrow sense.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Anat.) The joint, or the region of the joint, between the hand and the arm; the carpus. See Carpus.
- n. (Mach.) A stud or pin which forms a journal; -- also called
- n. a joint between the distal end of the radius and the proximal row of carpal bones
- Old English wrist, from Proto-Germanic *wristiz (compare Low German Wrist, German Rist 'back of hand, instep, withers', Swedish vrist), from *wrīþanan 'to twist, turn'. More at writhe. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Maybe an elastic around your wrist is a good solution for you.”
“And I played volleyball for so many hours that my wrist is all bruised greenish blue now, four days later.”
“So even this very mild slap on the wrist is a little unjust.”
“The skeleton of the hand exhibits, in the region which we term the wrist, and which is technically called the”
“Though the time off was frustrating, Sheldon says his wrist is as strong as it was before the operations.”
“On her wrist is a metal crescent with this inscription:”
“The skeleton of the hand exhibits, in the region which we term the wrist, and which is technically called the 'carpus' -- two rows of closely fitted polygonal bones, four in each row, which are tolerably equal in size.”
“My wrist is pretty well all right again, but Im still wearing a strap.”
“He added that the wrist is coming along, but as far as a return, said, I can't really tell, I'm just using my right hand.”
“On Clinton Portis 'intentionally falling to protect the ball: Well, from what I know, Clinton's wrist is sore.”
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