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wrist

Anatomy the joint between the forearm and the hand
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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.
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Jaggers, not looking at her, but obstinately looking at the opposite side of the room, "let them see both your wrists. Show them.
My wrists and arms ached intolerably, and though I had eaten heartily of a twelve-o'clock lunch, I had worked so hard that I was faint from hunger.
You put a lot on the flannel and do up your wrist, and I guess it will be all right in the morning.
A red-faced barrel of a boy did all the holding, one hand round the wrist, the other palm to palm, and his knees braced up against the panel.
Now, Bill, knock the tripe out of him!" Her grip was as strong as a man's, and her wrist pressed like an iron bar upon the Admiral's throat.
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.
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.
There was a round of clapping during which she deftly fixed bells to her wrists. She smiled a little and immediately burst into energetic melody.