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Meaning of WRIST

Pronunciation:  rist

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a joint between the distal end of the radius and the proximal row of carpal bones

WRIST is a 5 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: articulatio radiocarpea, carpus, radiocarpal joint, wrist joint
 See Also: arm, articulatio plana, carpal, carpal bone, gliding joint, wrist bone



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Wrist\, n. [OE. wriste, wrist, AS. wrist; akin to OFries.
wriust, LG. wrist, G. rist wrist, instep, Icel. rist instep,
Dan. & Sw. vrist, and perhaps to E. writhe.]
1. (Anat.) The joint, or the region of the joint, between the
   hand and the arm; the carpus. See {Carpus}.

         He took me by the wrist, and held me hard. --Shak.

2. (Mach.) A stud or pin which forms a journal; -- also
   called {wrist pin}.

{Bridle wrist}, the wrist of the left hand, in which a
   horseman holds the bridle.

{Wrist clonus}. [NL. clonus, fr. Gr. ?. See {Clonic}.] (Med.)
   A series of quickly alternating movements of flexion and
   extension of the wrist, produced in some cases of nervous
   disease by suddenly bending the hand back upon the

{Wrist drop} (Med.), paralysis of the extensor muscles of the
   hand, affecting the hand so that when an attempt is made
   to hold it out in line with the forearm with the palm
   down, the hand drops. It is chiefly due to plumbism.
   Called also {hand drop}.

{Wrist plate} (Steam Engine), a swinging plate bearing two or
   more wrists, for operating the valves.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: To notice your wrist in your dream, represents your ability to bring about fun/excitement and productivity at the same time. You are able to grab the attention of others and get them involved.