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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 ?
Again the rat charged and as Turan stepped quickly back to avoid the menacing jaws, something seemed to jerk suddenly upon his right ankle, and as he drew his left foot back to regain his equilibrium his heel caught upon a taut chain and he fell heavily backward to the floor just as the rat leaped upon his breast and sought his throat.
And the doctor hurt me dreadfully when he was setting my ankle.
You come with me and we'll have a cozy dinner and a pleasant talk together, and by that time your game ankle will carry you home very nicely, I am sure.
Pride does go before a fall, but I wonder if a sprained ankle always comes after it?
He hitched his pack farther over on his left shoulder, so as to take a portion of its weight from off the injured ankle.
Her imagination was busy, her reflections were pleasant, and the pain of a sprained ankle was disregarded.
Before the last company filed from the chamber the water was ankle deep, and that the men were nervous was quite evident.
But I don't see what you can do, except get a carriage, or stay here all night," answered Jo, softly rubbing the poor ankle as she spoke.
When he came to walk home, however, he realized that it was hurting him a great deal; and in the morning his ankle was swollen out nearly double its size, and he could not get his foot into his shoe.
The fore-part of his thighs, where the folds of his mantle permitted them to be seen, were also covered with linked mail; the knees and feet were defended by splints, or thin plates of steel, ingeniously jointed upon each other; and mail hose, reaching from the ankle to the knee, effectually protected the legs, and completed the rider's defensive armour.
Lynde had twisted her ankle and was lame, so she was staying home this morning.
His head flashed up, huge jaws distended, fangs gleaming, to sink into the slender, silken-hosed ankle above the tan low-cut shoes.