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waistPart of speech: Noun
The narrowest part of the body, just below the ribs; the slender middle part of anything; a garment, or that section of a garment, which covers the body from shoulders to belt; the middle part of a vessel's deck between the forecastle and quarterdeck.Usage examples "waist":
- One of them advanced to the door, but Lancey grasped his waist with one hand, gently, almost remonstratively, and shook his head. - "In the Track of the Troops", R.M. Ballantyne.
- The officers stood round, the crew grouped together in the waist. - "The Worlds Greatest Books Vol. II: Fiction", Arthur Mee, J. A. Hammerton, Eds..
- But Larry breathed hard as, with his arm about her waist, he held the girl in front of him, and felt her cheek hot against his lips. - "The Cattle-Baron's Daughter", Harold Bindloss.