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an·kle

 (ăng′kəl)
n.
1. The joint formed by the articulation of the lower leg bones with the talus. The ankle connects the foot with the leg.
2. The slender section of the leg immediately above the foot.

[Middle English ancle, ankel, partly from Old English anclēow and partly of Scandinavian origin.]

ankle

(ˈæŋkəl)
n
1. (Anatomy) the joint connecting the leg and the foot. See talus1
2. (Anatomy) the part of the leg just above the foot
[C14: from Old Norse; related to German, Dutch enkel, Latin angulus angle1]

an•kle

(ˈæŋ kəl)

n.
1. the joint between the foot and leg.
2. the slender part of the leg above the foot.
[before 1000; Middle English ankel, probably in part < Scandinavian (compare early Swedish ankol, Old Norse ǫkkul, c. Old High German anchal, enchil), in part continuing Middle English ancle(e), anclowe, Old English anclēow(e)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ankle - a gliding joint between the distal ends of the tibia and fibula and the proximal end of the talusankle - a gliding joint between the distal ends of the tibia and fibula and the proximal end of the talus
anklebone, astragal, astragalus, talus - the bone in the ankle that articulates with the leg bones to form the ankle joint
leg - a human limb; commonly used to refer to a whole limb but technically only the part of the limb between the knee and ankle
articulatio plana, gliding joint - a freely moving joint in which the articulations allow only gliding motions

ankle

noun
Related words
technical name talus
Translations
رُسْغ القَدَمرِسْغ القَدَم، كاحِل
kotník
ankelkno
maleolo
nilkka
gležanj
boka
ökkli
くるぶし
발목
talus
kulkšnis
potīte
gleženj
ankelfotledvrist
ข้อเท้า
mắt cá chân

ankle

[ˈæŋkl]
A. Ntobillo m
I've twisted my ankleme he torcido el tobillo
B. CPD ankle joint Narticulación f del tobillo
ankle sock N (Brit) → calcetín m tobillero
ankle strap Ntirita f tobillera

ankle

[ˈæŋkəl]
ncheville f
modif [injury, sprain] → à la cheville, de la cheville; [ligament] → de la chevilleankle boot nbottine fankle bracelet nbracelet m de chevilleankle-deep [ˌæŋkəlˈdiːp] adj
ankle-deep in water
He was ankle-deep in water → Il avait de l'eau jusqu'à la cheville.ankle sock n (British)socquette f

ankle

nKnöchel m

ankle

:
ankle biter
n (Austral hum) → Kind nt, → Plage f (hum)
anklebone
nSprungbein nt
ankle boot
nHalbstiefel m
ankle bracelet
nFußkettchen nt
ankle-deep
adjknöcheltief
adv he was ankle in waterer stand bis an die Knöchel im Wasser; the field was ankle in mudauf dem Feld stand der Schlamm knöcheltief
ankle joint
nSprunggelenk nt
ankle sock
nSöckchen nt
ankle strap
nSchuhriemchen nt

ankle

[ˈæŋkl] ncaviglia

ankle

(ˈӕŋkl) noun
the (area around the) joint connecting the foot and leg. She has broken her ankle.

ankle

رُسْغ القَدَم kotník ankel Knöchel αστράγαλος tobillo nilkka cheville gležanj caviglia くるぶし 발목 enkel ankel kostka tornozelo голеностопный сустав ankel ข้อเท้า ayak bileği mắt cá chân

an·kle

n. tobillo;
___ bonehueso del ___.

ankle

n tobillo; — jerk reflejo aquíleo
References in classic literature ?
First they removed all his weapons and then, snapping a fetter about one of the rykor's ankles, secured him to the end of one of the chains hanging from the walls.
They are rather a diminutive race, generally below five feet five inches, with crooked legs and thick ankles - a deformity caused by their passing so much of their time sitting or squatting upon the calves of their legs and their heels, in the bottom of their canoes - a favorite position, which they retain, even when on shore.
Hold him up by the ankles and shake him," said the King; "then give him a check for forty-two million tumtums and put him to death.
They did not remove their foot-gear, though the water was icy cold - so cold that their ankles ached and their feet went numb.
he is quite smitten already, and he is very well worth setting your cap at, I can tell you, in spite of all this tumbling about and spraining of ankles.
That they were undaunted while it swirled and eddied about their ankles, spoke well for their bravery and their discipline.
I don't believe fine young ladies enjoy themselves a bit more than we do, in spite of our burned hair, old gowns, one glove apiece and tight slippers that sprain our ankles when we are silly enough to wear them," And I think Jo was quite right.
He is a young man of twenty, in evening dress, very wet around the ankles.
After leaving behind him the civic Tournelle* and the criminal tower, and skirted the great walls of the king's garden, on that unpaved strand where the mud reached to his ankles, he reached the western point of the city, and considered for some time the islet of the Passeur-aux-Vaches, which has disappeared beneath the bronze horse of the Pont Neuf.
The youth knelt and cut the bonds that held the girl's wrists and ankles.
Jackson sank into the armchair with satisfaction, lit his cigar with perfect confidence (it was Newland who bought them), and stretching his thin old ankles to the coals, said: "You say the secretary merely helped her to get away, my dear fellow?
He knew that his giant muscles could not part the many strands that bound his wrists and ankles, for he had strained often, but ineffectually for release.