metacarpal metacarpal  /ˌmɛ tə ˈkɑr pəl/


  1. (n) any bone of the hand between the wrist and fingers
  2. (adj) of or relating to the metacarpus


  • In the dressing room Patterson discovered why his right hand had hurt since the sixth round: the fourth metacarpal was broken.



  1. "I have what is called a Bennett's Fracture," Froch explained. "The metacarpal that connects the thumb is broken at the base. It was when I threw a big right hook in the second. It was a punch I had been working on; it was the same one that...
    on Jun 9, 2006 By: Carl Froch Source:

  2. "Ciron sprained a ligament in between his third finger and fourth finger ...... metacarpal something or other," Miles said. "It's not broken, but it's definitely an owie. We'll put some ice on it and a Band-Aid, and knowing him, it won't...
    on Oct 26, 2009 By: Les Miles Source: LSU The Reveille

  3. "I talked to Wesley yesterday after his surgery," Brooks said. "He's fine. The surgery went well. He had a plate put in on the metacarpal of his left hand, the index finger. He'll probably be withheld from contact the first three or four days...
    on Jul 25, 2007 By: Rich Brooks Source: Louisville Courier-Journal

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