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[weyst-hahy] /ˈweɪstˈhaɪ/
extending as high as the waist:
a waist-high hedge.
Origin of waist-high
1590-1600 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The last one is waist-high, smaller than the others, and resembles a stunted drive-through squawk box.
  • There is no natural obstruction to the view more substantial than the waist-high scrub.
  • But nearby, inside a shelter of waist-high walls and a corrugated tin roof, the mood is almost festive.
  • The camera's position, roughly waist-high, causes him to loom larger than life.
  • On the peak of this stone-laden mountain, a wiry guerrilla fighter ducks and weaves along a waist-high trench.
  • The other rested on a waist-high bamboo gate, which could not have been providing much support.
  • It was a small dinette separated from the kitchen by a waist-high wall of shelves.
  • One firefighter waded across the swiftly moving waist-high water tethered to a tag-line.
  • Here, waist-high sword ferns carpet the forest floor and normally flared tree bases stop short, covered in river soils.
  • Running through waist-high water is much more difficult than walking through it.

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