2. <machinery> A stud or pin which forms a journal; also called wrist pin. Bridle wrist, the wrist of the left hand, in which a horseman holds the bridle. Wrist clonus. [NL. Clonus, fr. Gr. See Clonic.
Origin: 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.
(01 Mar 1998)
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