Definition of wristwork in English:



  • [mass noun] The action of working the hand without moving the arm, especially in fencing and ball games.

    • ‘What we're talking about is his wristwork and his timing.’
    • ‘So did the second-seeded Edberg, whose ethereal wristwork at the net had made him the favorite with the resident oddsmakers and competitors alike this year.’
    • ‘He was served plenty of deliveries which were straight and full, and he duly flicked them away with deft wristwork.’
    • ‘A halfback for the Mumbai junior team, before he switched over to hockey, Rasquinha's late entry into the stick and ball sport has seen him lack the wristwork.’
    • ‘What happened was that he was explaining why using pure wristwork, we couldn't get any faster.’
    • ‘However, St. Kieran's proceeded to rattle off three unanswered points in as many minutes, courtesy of Michael Cotter, Conor Hogan and Killian Buckley, all executed with the great wristwork always displayed by Kilkenny teams at all levels.’
    • ‘Let's just say trying to unlearn 8 years of badminton wristwork and footwork will definitely take more than 2 hours.’
    • ‘‘His greatest quality was the suppleness and his wristwork,’ he said.’
    • ‘From my experience of Lok Sembilan I gained a greater appreciation of the subtle wristwork and agile footwork needed to wield the taiji jian effectively and from Lian Padukan I learnt that I could have total confidence in my art.’