1The joint connecting the hand with the forearm. See also carpus.
- For example, the nickel found in some jewellery may cause eczema on the ear lobes, wrists, and around the neck.
- Boils occur most often on the face, head, neck, forearms and wrists in that order.
- Maintain a slight bend in your elbows and keep your wrists aligned with your forearms.
1.1The equivalent joint (the carpal joint) in the foreleg of a quadruped or the wing of a bird.
- White underwing linings and some white at the wrist above are visible when the bird flies.
- When dry, their feathers do not conduct electricity, but their wrists and wing bones do.
- It has white wing-patches at the wrists, visible both when the bird is perched and when it flies.
1.2The part of a garment covering the wrist; a cuff.
- Embroidery of colorful dragons chasing their tails encircles the cuffs of her wrists, hemline and neckline.
- Dragons on the neckline, at the wrists and at the hemline of the gown stare boldly outward.
- The sleeves were white and had an elastic cuff around her wrist causing it to take a bell shape somewhat.
2 (also wrist pin) (In a machine) a stud projecting from a crank as an attachment for a connecting rod.
- The flat four's assembly process is different from a standard in-line engine's, so the wrist pins must be full-floating units.
- As we stated earlier, the wrist pins use snap rings to keep the pin from moving, and the Crower bushing allows the pins to be free floating rather than fixed.
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