ankle

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noun an·kle \ˈaŋ-kəl\

Definition of ankle

  1. 1 :  the joint between the foot and the leg; also :  the region of this joint

  2. 2 :  the joint between the cannon bone and pastern (as in the horse)

Origin and Etymology of ankle

Middle English ankel, from Old English anclēow; akin to Old High German anchlāo ankle


First Known Use: before 12th century



ANKLE Defined for English Language Learners

ankle

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noun an·kle \ˈaŋ-kəl\

Definition of ankle for English Language Learners

  • : the joint where the foot joins the leg


ANKLE Defined for Kids

ankle

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noun an·kle \ˈaŋ-kəl\

Definition of ankle for Students

  1. 1 :  the joint between the foot and the leg <I broke my ankle.>

  2. 2 :  the area containing the ankle joint


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ankle

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noun an·kle \ˈaŋ-kəl\

Medical Definition of ankle

  1. 1a:  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 jointb:  the region of the ankle joint

  2. 2:  the joint between the cannon bone and pastern (as in the horse)


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