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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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 
  {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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  joint  between  the  distal  end  of  the  radius  and  the 
  proximal  row  of  carpal  bones  [syn:  {carpus},  {wrist  joint}, 
  {radiocarpal  joint},  {articulatio  radiocarpea}] 

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