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    #1

    Upper or lower half of a body

    One of the meanings of side is either the left or right half of a body.

    Is there a word which means either the upper or lower half of a body.

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    Re: Upper or lower half of a body

    I'm not aware of any.

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    #3

    Re: Upper or lower half of a body

    The torso is the part from the hips up to the neck (approximately) but doesn't include the head or the arms so it wouldn't refer to the entire upper part of the body. I can't think of any suitable terms, like teechar.

    Also, you said that "side" means the right/left half of a body, but that isn't strictly true. If someone says "I have a pain in my side", it refers only to the left or right side of their torso, probably somewhere around the ribs. It wouldn't refer to the side of their leg or arm or head, etc.
    Last edited by teechar; 16-Jan-2017 at 12:58. Reason: tiny typo
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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