American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The joint formed by the articulation of the lower leg bones with the talus. The ankle connects the foot with the leg.
- n. The slender section of the leg immediately above the foot.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The joint which connects the foot with the leg.
- n. By extension, the slender part of the leg between the calf and the ankle-joint.
- n. Also spelled ancle.
- n. The skeletal joint which connects the foot with the leg; the uppermost portion of the foot and lowermost portion of the leg, which contain this skeletal joint.
- v. US, slang To walk.
- v. cycling To cyclically angle the foot at the ankle while pedaling, to maximize the amount of work applied to the pedal during each revolution.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The joint which connects the foot with the leg; the tarsus.
- n. a gliding joint between the distal ends of the tibia and fibula and the proximal end of the talus
- From Middle English ankel, ancle, ankyl, from Old English *ancol (compare anclēow ("ankle") > Modern English anclef, ancliff, ancley), from Proto-Germanic *ankalaz (“ankle or hip”); akin to Icelandic ökkla, ökli, Danish and Swedish ankel, Dutch enklaauw, enkel, German enkel, Old Norse akka, Old Frisian anckel, and perhaps Old High German encha, ancha ("thigh, shin"), from the Proto-Germanic *ankijōn (“ankle or hip”). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English ancle, ankel, partly from Old English anclēow and partly of Scandinavian origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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