Basic+ Word of the Day: wrist

wrist (noun) LISTEN

Typing hurts my wrist.

A wrist is the joint between the arm and the hand.

  • The yoga teacher told us to rotate our wrists.
  • When Andrew fell off his skateboard, he hurt his wrist.

Did you know?

Video game players often feel pain in their wrists after playing games for a long period of time. This is called gamer’s wrist.

Related words

wristwatch: a watch that’s worn around the wrist. Example: “Allison glanced at her wristwatch during the boring concert.”

In pop culture

A flick of the wrist is a quick movement of the wrist. Listen to Queen sing “Flick of the Wrist.”

There are other meanings of wrist.
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