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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English wrist, from Old English wrist, from Proto-Germanic *wristuz (compare Old Frisian wrist, Low German Wrist, German Rist 'back of hand, instep, withers', Swedish vrist), from *wrīþaną 'to twist, turn'. More at writhe.

PronunciationEdit

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  • (UK, US) enPR: rĭst, IPA(key): /ɹɪst/
  • Rhymes: -ɪst

NounEdit

wrist (plural wrists)

  1. (anatomy) The complex joint between forearm bones, carpus, and metacarpals where the hand is attached to the arm; the carpus in a narrow sense.
  2. (engineering) A stud or pin which forms a journal.

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wrist (third-person singular simple present wrists, present participle wristing, simple past and past participle wristed)

  1. (ice hockey) to hit a wrist shot

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Middle EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old English wrist, from Proto-Germanic *wristuz.

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NounEdit

wrist (plural wrystes)

  1. wrist (joint attaching the arm to the hand)
  2. (rare) The joint at the ankle.

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Old EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *wristuz, whence also Old High German *rist, Old Norse rist.

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NounEdit

wrist f

  1. wrist

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