|1.||anatomy the constricted part of the trunk between the ribs and hips|
|2.||the part of a garment covering the waist|
|3.||the middle part of an object that resembles the waist in narrowness or position|
|4.||the middle part of a ship|
|5.||Also called: centre section the middle section of an aircraft fuselage|
|6.||the constriction between the thorax and abdomen in wasps and similar insects|
|[C14: origin uncertain; related to Old English wæstm|
The part of the human trunk between the bottom of the rib cage and the pelvis.
The middle section or part of an object, especially when narrower than the rest.