Middle English Dictionary Entry

twist n.
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

That part of a hinge which consists of a plate or band affixed to a door, window, rudder, etc. and of an eye that turns on a pin or hook attached to a doorpost, etc.; ?also, a complete hinge [cp. hengel n., ride n.(2)].
(a) A branch of a tree; a leaf stalk of a plant; a tendril of a vine; a young shoot; (b) something made from a young branch or shoot of a plant, perh. a twisted band for use in binding or wrapping.
(a) A place of bifurcation or juncture in the body; the groin, perineum; pl. the perineum of the cow; ~ of the brest, the place where the ribs join, breastbone; ~ of the eie, the corner of the eye; (b) one fork or end of a bifurcate or bipartite bone; also, a prong of the root of a tooth.
Naut. A rope forming part of the rigging of a sailing vessel; ?also, a brail; ~ line (rop).
In surname and place names [see Smith PNElem.2.200].

Supplemental Materials (draft)

Note: Med., etc., see further J.Norri, Dictionary of Medical Vocabulary, s.v. twist.

Supplemental Materials (draft)

Note: Med., etc. (sense 3.(a)), see further J.Norri, Dictionary of Medical Vocabulary, s.v. twist of the breast.