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wristnoun [C]

 us   /rɪst/
the ​narrowpart of the ​arm above the ​hand that can ​bend to move the ​hand in different ​directions: He ​developedstrong wrists ​playingbaseball.
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wristnoun [C]

uk   us   /rɪst/
B2 the ​part of the ​body between the ​hand and the ​arm: I ​sprained my wrist ​playingtennis.

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(Definition of wrist from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “wrist”
in Korean 손목…
in Arabic مِعْصَم…
in Malaysian pergelangan tangan…
in French poignet…
in Russian запястье…
in Chinese (Traditional) 手腕, 腕關節…
in Italian polso…
in Turkish bilek…
in Polish nadgarstek…
in Spanish muñeca…
in Vietnamese cổ tay…
in Portuguese pulso…
in Thai ข้อมือ…
in German das Handgelenk…
in Catalan canell…
in Japanese 手首…
in Chinese (Simplified) 手腕, 腕关节…
in Indonesian pergelangan tangan…
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