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wrist

Anatomy the joint between the forearm and the hand

wrist

[rist]
(anatomy)
The part joining forearm and hand.
(mechanical engineering)
A set of rotary joints to which the end effector of a robot is attached. Also known as wrist socket.
References in classic literature ?
The pinched white hand of Raffles, reddening with returning blood, and with a clot of blood upon the wrist, was craning upward and turning the key in the lock without a moment's loss.
Then, as Gryphus seemed bent upon engaging in a struggle which the pain in his wrist, and shame for having allowed himself to be disarmed, would have made desperate, Cornelius took a decisive step, belaboring his jailer with the most heroic self-possession, and selecting the exact spot for every blow of the terrible cudgel.
The doctor held the thin wrist for a moment between his fingers, and let it go.
Brott dropped her wrist and turned round with an exclamation of anger.
The worst of it was that my wrists were swelling and going back on me.
That second day was my hardest, and all that enabled me to survive it and get in the last of the night coal at the end of thirteen hours was the day fireman, who bound both my wrists with broad leather straps.
Fortunately, I had not stayed by the job long enough to injure myself--though I was compelled to wear straps on my wrists for a year afterward.
Oh, how Rostov detested at that moment those hands with their short reddish fingers and hairy wrists, which held him in their power.
Near the bottom of the ladder, when he found no more support for his feet, he clung with his hands; at length, arrived at the last step, he let himself hang by the strength of his wrists, and touched the ground.
asked Milady; "it seems as if my wrists had been crushed in a vice.
There was a round of clapping during which she deftly fixed bells to her wrists.
This way you will get your right wrist flat or bowed immediately after impact.