wrist pin
Wrist Wrist, n. [OE. wriste, wrist, AS. wrist; akin to OFries. wriust, LG. wrist, G. rist wrist, instep, Icel. rist instep, Dan. & Sw. vrist, and perhaps to E. writhe.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Anat.) The joint, or the region of the joint, between the hand and the arm; the carpus. See {Carpus}. [1913 Webster]

He took me by the wrist, and held me hard. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. (Mach.) A stud or pin which forms a journal; -- also called {wrist pin}. [1913 Webster]

{Bridle wrist}, the wrist of the left hand, in which a horseman holds the bridle.

{Wrist clonus}. [NL. clonus, fr. Gr. ?. See {Clonic}.] (Med.) A series of quickly alternating movements of flexion and extension of the wrist, produced in some cases of nervous disease by suddenly bending the hand back upon the forearm.

{Wrist drop} (Med.), paralysis of the extensor muscles of the hand, affecting the hand so that when an attempt is made to hold it out in line with the forearm with the palm down, the hand drops. It is chiefly due to plumbism. Called also {hand drop}.

{Wrist plate} (Steam Engine), a swinging plate bearing two or more wrists, for operating the valves. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • wrist pin — wrist′ pin n. mac a pin joining the end of a connecting rod to the end of a piston rod • Etymology: 1870–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • wrist pin — n. the stud or pin by which a connecting rod is attached to a piston, wheel, etc …   English World dictionary

  • wrist pin — noun pin joining a piston to a connecting rod • Syn: ↑gudgeon pin • Hypernyms: ↑pin * * * noun : a stud or pin that forms a journal (as in a crosshead or trunk piston) for a connecting rod see crosshead illustration * * * Mach. a pin joining the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wrist pin — pin that joins a piston to a connecting rod …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wrist pin — noun Date: 1853 a stud or pin that forms a journal (as in a crosshead) for a connecting rod …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • wrist pin — Mach. a pin joining the end of a connecting rod to a trunk piston or the end of a piston rod. [1870 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • wrist pin — See piston pin …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • wrist pin circlip — A circlip which is used on either end of the wrist pin to hold the pin in place …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • wrist pin end — The small end of the connecting rod through which the wrist pin is inserted …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Wrist — Wrist, n. [OE. wriste, wrist, AS. wrist; akin to OFries. wriust, LG. wrist, G. rist wrist, instep, Icel. rist instep, Dan. & Sw. vrist, and perhaps to E. writhe.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Anat.) The joint, or the region of the joint, between the hand… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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