waist

Part of speech: noun

That part of the body between the chest and the hips, or a garment covering it.

Part of speech: noun

The middle part of a ship or other object.

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Usage examples "waist":

  1. He would have done it, too, if I hadn't caught him around the waist at the last minute and swung him back. - "The Desired Woman", Will N. Harben.
  2. And this water looks as though it were waist deep. - "The Corner House Girls on Palm Island", Grace Brooks Hill Thelma Gooch.
  3. I slipped my arm round her waist, under her arm. - "Joe Wilson and His Mates", Henry Lawson.