ankle meaning

[ 'æŋkəl ] Pronunciation:   "ankle" in a sentence
  • Noun: ankle  angkul
    1. A gliding joint between the distal ends of the tibia and fibula and the proximal end of the talus
      - ankle joint, mortise joint, articulatio talocruralis

    Derived forms: ankles

    See also: anklet

    Type of: articulatio plana, gliding joint

    Part of: leg

    Encyclopedia: Ankle

  • [American slang]
    n. an attractive woman or girl. (Typically with some.)
    • Now, there's some ankle I've never seen around here before.
    • Do you get ankle like that around here all the time?

  • [Medicine]
    The region of the lower limb between the FOOT and the LEG. n
    a : the joint between the foot and the leg that constitutes in humans a ginglymus joint between the tibia and fibula above and the talus below —called also ankle joint
    b : the region of the ankle joint
    2 : the joint between the cannon bone and pastern (as in the horse)


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  1. he's never had swelling of the ankles.
  2. her dress reached down to her ankles.
  3. lucy saw that his ankle was swollen like a balloon.
  4. he sprained his ankle and had to be helped home.
  5. it bags around the ankles.

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