Waist

Definition of Waist

n.1.
1.That part of the human body which is immediately below the ribs or thorax; the small part of the body between the thorax and hips.
I am in the waist two yards about.
- Shak.
2.(Naut.) Hence, the middle part of other bodies; especially (Naut.), that part of a vessel's deck, bulwarks, etc., which is between the quarter-deck and the forecastle; the middle part of the ship.
3.A garment, or part of a garment, which covers the body from the neck or shoulders to the waist line.
4.A girdle or belt for the waist.
Waist anchor
See Sheet anchor, 1, in the Vocabulary.

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blouse, bodice, center, core, corsage, diameter, diaphragm, dickey, equator, heart, interior, kernel, linen, mean, median, middle, midmost, midriff, midst, nucleus, shift, shirt, thick, thick of things, waistline, zone
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