from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act or result of pronating; the prone position of the fore limb, in which the bones of the forearm are more or less crossed, and the palm of the hand is turned downward: the opposite of supination.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of turning the palm or palmar surface of the forefoot downward.
  • noun That motion of the forearm whereby the palm or palmar, surface is turned downward.
  • noun The position of the limb resulting from the act of pronation. Opposed to supination.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun fencing The position of the sword hand when the palm is facing down
  • noun Walking on the inner edge of the foot.
  • noun anatomy The action of rotating the forearm so that the palm of the hand is turned down or back.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun rotation of the hands and forearms so that the palms face downward


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