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noun
  1. The part of the body between the pelvis and the stomach.
  2. A part of a piece of clothing that covers the waist.
  3. The narrow connection between the thorax and abdomen in certain insects (e.g., bees, ants and wasps).
  4. The middle portion of the hull of a ship or the fuselage of an aircraft.
weasand Tweet Definition of weasand Like Definition of weasand on Facebook
noun
  1. The oesophagus.
  2. The throat in general.
    • 1819: "By Heaven, and all saints in it, better food hath not passed my for three livelong days, and by God"s providence it is that I am now here to tell it." " Walter Scott, Ivanhoe
    • 1964: "Which fellows?" Very loud now, but a tightening in her . " Anthony Burgess, Nothing Like the Sun
White Tweet Definition of White Like Definition of White on Facebook
proper noun
  1. a British surname from a nickname for someone with white hair
white matter Tweet Definition of white matter Like Definition of white matter on Facebook
noun
  1. neuroanatomy, an area of predominantly neuronal axons, colored by the myelin sheeth covering the axons.
wing Tweet Definition of wing Like Definition of wing on Facebook
noun
  1. An appendage of an animal's (bird, bat, insect) body that enables it to fly.
  2. (context, slang) Human arm.
  3. Part of an airplane that produces the lift for rising into the air.
  4. Part of a building, an extension from the main building
  5. Part of a huge room. (rfv-sense, Is this right? Could not find any proof. Hekaheka Jul 4, 2007)
  6. A fraction of a political movement. Usually implies a position apart from the mainstream center position.
  7. A military air unit, smaller than a division but larger than a group or squadron.
  8. A panel of a car which encloses the wheel area, especially the front wheels.
  9. (context, nautical) A platform on either side of the bridge of a vessel, normally found in pairs.
  10. (context, hockey, football, icehockey) A position in several field games on either side of the field.
verb
  1. (transitive) To injure slightly (as with a gunshot), especially in the arm.
  2. (intransitive) To fly.
  3. (intransitive) wing it: To act or speak extemporaneously; to improvise.
womb Tweet Definition of womb Like Definition of womb on Facebook
noun
  1. (anatomy) In female mammals, the organ in which the young are conceived and grow until birth.
  2. (figuratively) A place where something is made or formed.
    1. (figuratively) The belly.
fruit of the womb
wrist Tweet Definition of wrist Like Definition of wrist on Facebook
noun
  1. (anatomy) The complex joint where the hand is attached to the arm; the carpus.

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