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waist

1. Anatomy the constricted part of the trunk between the ribs and hips
2. the middle part of a ship
3. the middle section of an aircraft fuselage
4. the constriction between the thorax and abdomen in wasps and similar insects

waist

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(engineering)
The center portion of a vessel or container that has a smaller cross section than the adjacent areas.

waist

The narrowest thickness of the slab in concrete stairs.
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The showstoppers included actors Sarah Jane Dias who wore brown high waisted bloomer shorts with a white shirt, a printed trenchcoat and pastel Birkenstock slippers by designer Nishka Lulla as well as Neil Nitin Mukesh who teamed a similar printed blazer by the designer with jeans and brown boots.
And there's no need to wave goodbye to your skinnies, Joni jeans, PS36, are skinny and high waisted, as modelled by Charlotte Taylor, 22, of Marske, with leather jacket, PS195, crop top, PS18, and red peep toe shoes, PS65, all from Topshop, Middlesbrough.
The new bottle has an original square design with very smooth flat sides, sharp angled corners and a waisted centre.
Physically, you want a player with some size, who is long waisted and has large hands and long arms.
Before the new find, the earliest site in New Guinea containing waisted axes was dated at 26,000 years old.
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A pin-up look: Retro vintage looks will also dominate, translating in the realm of swimwear into high waisted bottoms, as well as prints, stripes, polka dots, frills and ruffles.