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Definition of Wrist

Wrist
Wrist 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 forearm. 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.

Meaning of Wrist from wikipedia

- In human anatomy, the wrist is variously defined as (1) the carpus or carpal bones, the complex of eight bones forming the proximal skeletal segment of...
- Teenage Wrist is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California. The band was formed in 2014 by vocalist and b**** guitarist Kamtin Mohager, lead guitarist...
- the "reverse wrist curl" (also called wrist extension) to ensure equal development of the wrist flexor and wrist extensor muscles. Wrist curls can be...
- wrist rest (a.k.a. palm rest, wrist support, or palm support) is a device used to support the wrists while using a computer keyboard or mouse. Wrist rests...
- Wrist strap can mean: A lanyard worn around the wrist A watch strap An anti-static wrist strap Forearm lifting strap, a lifting device for manual handling...
- Wrist spin is a type of bowling in the sport of cricket. It refers to the cricket technique and specific hand movements ****ociated with imparting a particular...
- Wrist pain or open wrist is a syndrome inhibiting use of a hand due to pain in anatomical structures of the wrist. It most commonly results from an injury...
- Look up wrist in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. The wrist is the joint connecting the hand with the forearm. Wrist may also refer to: "Wrist" (Chris...
- the person's activities. A wris****ch is designed to be worn around the wrist, attached by a watch strap or other type of bracelet, including metal bands...
- Wrist drop is a medical condition in which the wrist and the fingers cannot extend at the metacarpophalangeal joints. The wrist remains partially flexed...