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Other Torso Definition

[n] the body excluding the head and neck and limbs; "they moved their arms and legs and bodies"

Synonyms

body, trunk

Misc. Definitions

\Tor"so\, n.; pl. E. {Torsos}, It. {Torsi}. [It. torso, probably fr. L. thyrsus a stalk, stem, thyrsus, Gr. ?; cf. OHG. torso, turso, a stalk, stem, G. dorsche a cabbage stalk. Cf. {Thyrsus}, {Truss}.] The human body, as distinguished from the head and limbs; in sculpture, the trunk of a statue, mutilated of head and limbs; as, the torso of Hercules.

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