Definition of ankle
1 : the joint between the foot and the leg; also : the region of this joint
2 : the joint between the cannon bone and pastern (as in the horse)
Recent Examples of ankle from the Web
General Manager Brian Cashman said one of those players on the D.L., first baseman Greg Bird, might be sent for exploratory surgery to determine the cause of lingering pain in his right ankle.
From my toes up to around my ankles was peel-central.
Tilson, who was injured during his major-league debut last season, has been diagnosed with a stress fracture of the navicular bone in his right ankle and will be in a walking boot for four weeks before being reevaluated.
The 3M Co. developed and manufactured medical instruments and supplies such as bandages, hand splints, arm supports and braces for the limbs, knees and ankles in Milford.
The injury to Feilhaber is an ankle sprain — and therefore not as bad as initially feared — but the timetable for his return remains unclear.
The Ivanka Trump Hettie also featured a fringed strap and tasseled ankle ties.
Bennett hit the next batter on the ankle to put two TCU runners on, and a double steal advanced the runners to second and third.
The injuries began mounting — a knee injury in the season opener and a broken ankle Nov. 18 against UNLV — threatening his potential in both sports.
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Origin and Etymology of ankle
Middle English ankel, from Old English anclēow; akin to Old High German anchlāo ankle
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of ankle for English Language Learners
: the joint where the foot joins the leg
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Definition of ankle for Students
1 : the joint between the foot and the leg I broke my ankle.
2 : the area containing the ankle joint
Medical Definition of ankle
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: the joint between the cannon bone and pastern (as in the horse)
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