ankle strap

noun

Definition of ankle strap 

: a single or multiple strap attached to a shoe to hold it on the foot or having a purely ornamental function and passing either above the instep near the arch or around the ankle

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of ankle strap

1837, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about ankle strap

Share ankle strap

Dictionary Entries near ankle strap

ankle boot

ankle-deep

ankle sock

ankle strap

anklet

Ankole

Ankole-Watusi

Statistics for ankle strap

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for ankle strap

The first known use of ankle strap was in 1837

See more words from the same year

Comments on ankle strap

What made you want to look up ankle strap? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to enclose within walls

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!