anklebone

noun

an·​kle·​bone ˈaŋ-kəl-ˌbōn How to pronounce anklebone (audio)
ˌaŋ-kəl-ˈbōn

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Think ape arm with human hand, ape heelbone adjoining human anklebone. Scientific American, 11 Mar. 2021 An irregular band of solid red ringed both legs, just above the anklebone. Lisa Sanders, M.d., New York Times, 6 July 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anklebone was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Anklebone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anklebone. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

anklebone

noun

an·​kle·​bone -ˈbōn How to pronounce anklebone (audio)
-ˌbōn
: the bone that in human beings bears the weight of the body and with the tibia and fibula forms the ankle joint

Medical Definition

anklebone

noun

an·​kle·​bone ˈaŋ-kəl-ˌbōn How to pronounce anklebone (audio)

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