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Deep-waisted Deep"-waist`ed, a. (Naut.) Having a deep waist, as when, in a ship, the poop and forecastle are much elevated above the deck.
Long-waisted Long"-waist`ed, a. 1. Having a long waist; long from the armpits to the armpits to the bottom of the waist; -- said of persons. 2. Long from the part about the neck or shoulder, or from the armpits, to the bottom of the weist, or to the skirt; -- said of garments; as, a long-waisted coat.
Shallow-waisted Shal"low-waist`ed, a. (Naut.) Having a flush deck, or with only a moderate depression amidships; -- said of a vessel.
Shirt waist
Shirt waist Shirt waist A belted waist resembling a shirt in plainness of cut and style, worn by women or children; -- in England called a blouse.
Shirt-waist suit
Shirt-waist suit Shirt-waist suit A costume consisting of a plain belted waist and skirt of the same material.
Short-waisted Short"-waist`ed, a. Having a short waist.
Strait-waistcoat Strait"-waist`coat, n. Same as Strait-jacket.
Waistband Waist"band, n. 1. The band which encompasses the waist; esp., one on the upper part of breeches, trousers, pantaloons, skirts, or the like. 2. A sash worn by women around the waist. [R.]
Waistcloth Waist"cloth, n. 1. A cloth or wrapper worn about the waist; by extension, such a garment worn about the hips and passing between the thighs. 2. (Naut.) A covering of canvas or tarpaulin for the hammocks, stowed on the nettings, between the quarterdeck and the forecastle.
Waistcoat Waist"coat, n. (a) A short, sleeveless coat or garment for men, worn under the coat, extending no lower than the hips, and covering the waist; a vest. (b) A garment occasionally worn by women as a part of fashionable costume. Note: The waistcoat was a part of female attire as well as male . . . It was only when the waistcoat was worn without a gown or upper dress that it was considered the mark of a mad or profligate woman. --Nares. Syn: See Vest.
Waistcoateer Waist`coat*eer", n. One wearing a waistcoat; esp., a woman wearing one uncovered, or thought fit for such a habit; hence, a loose woman; strumpet. [Obs.] Do you think you are here, sir, Amongst your waistcoateers, your base wenches? --Beau. & Fl.
Waistcoating Waist"coat*ing, n. A fabric designed for waistcoats; esp., one in which there is a pattern, differently colored yarns being used.
Waister Waist"er, n. (Naut.) A seaman, usually a green hand or a broken-down man, stationed in the waist of a vessel of war. --R. H. Dana, Jr.

Meaning of Waist from wikipedia

- The waist is the part of the abdomen between the rib cage and hips. On people with slim bodies, the waist is the narrowest part of the torso. The waistline...
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- Waist Deep is a 2006 American action drama film directed by Vondie Curtis-Hall and starring Tyrese Gibson and Meagan Good. It is loosely based on the...
- Bust/waist/hip measurements (informally called 'body measurements' or ′vital statistics′) are a common method of specifying clothing sizes. They match...
- Waist chop or waist cutting (simplified Chinese: 腰斩; traditional Chinese: 腰斬; pinyin: Yāo zhǎn), also known as cutting in two at the waist, was a form...
- Waist is the narrow point of the body between the ribcage and hips. Other meanings derive from this by extension. Waist (clothing) is also a term for...
- W.A.I.S.T. is the acronym for the West Africa Invitational Softball Tournament organized each January/February in Dakar by the local U.S. Emb****y and Peace...
- A waist cincher (sometimes referred to as a waspie) is a belt worn around the waist to make the wearer's waist physically smaller, or to create the illusion...
- From the early 19th century through the Edwardian period, the word waist was a term common in the United States for the bodice of a dress or for a blouse...