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wrist

wrist

 
pronunciation:
rIst
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the joint between the arm and hand, or the bones forming this joint.
He hurt his wrist trying to catch that ball.
 
definition 2: the part of a garment that fits around this joint.
I like this shirt but the wrists are too tight.
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Wrist comes from an Old English word that means "to turn."
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