ankle


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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 ?
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.
A little girl who lived on the Black Hawk road was bitten on the ankle and had been sick all summer.
She wore the ornaments of pure yellow gold, which her great-great-grandmother had brought over from Saar dam; the tempting stomacher of the olden time, and withal a provokingly short petticoat, to display the prettiest foot and ankle in the country round.
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.
Her dress was of the neatest possible fit, and set off to advantage her finely moulded shape;--a delicately formed hand and a trim foot and ankle were items of appearance that did not escape the quick eye of the trader, well used to run up at a glance the points of a fine female article.
Those banks of beautiful ladies, shining in their barbaric splendors, would see a knight sprawl from his horse in the lists with a lance- shaft the thickness of your ankle clean through him and the blood spouting, and instead of fainting they would clap their hands and crowd each other for a better view; only sometimes one would dive into her handkerchief, and look ostentatiously broken-hearted, and then you could lay two to one that there was a scandal there somewhere and she was afraid the public hadn't found it out.
They were bareheaded; their eyes were protected by iron goggles which projected an inch or more, the leather straps of which bound their ears flat against their heads were wound around and around with thick wrappings which a sword could not cut through; from chin to ankle they were padded thoroughly against injury; their arms were bandaged and rebandaged, layer upon layer, until they looked like solid black logs.
There was a place on my ankle that got to itching, but I dasn't scratch it; and then my ear begun to itch; and next my back, right between my shoul- ders.
Then Joe and Huck had another swim, but Tom would not venture, because he found that in kicking off his trousers he had kicked his string of rattlesnake rattles off his ankle, and he wondered how he had escaped cramp so long without the pro- tection of this mysterious charm.
The potato crop had failed; there were no apples to speak of; the hay had been poor; Aurelia had turns of dizziness in her head; Mark had broken his ankle.
Her imagination was busy, her reflections were pleasant, and the pain of a sprained ankle was disregarded.
Yes, and Miss Adele; they are in the dining-room, and John is gone for a surgeon; for master has had an accident; his horse fell and his ankle is sprained.