Meaning of “wrist” in the English Dictionary

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"wrist" in British English

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wristnoun [ C ]

uk /rɪst/ us /rɪst/

B2 the part of the body between the hand and the arm:

I sprained my wrist playing tennis.

More examples

  • He's chipped a bone in his wrist.
  • She dug her fingernails into my wrist.
  • Aikiko fell down some stairs and broke her wrist.
  • He has a hairline fracture of the wrist.
  • She dabbed perfume on the inside of her wrist.

(Definition of “wrist” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"wrist" in American English

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wristnoun [ C ]

us /rɪst/

the narrow part of the arm above the hand that can bend to move the hand in different directions:

(Definition of “wrist” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)