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

Examples of anklebone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Acosta Hospitaleche and her team discovered the fossils — a wing and anklebone — on Seymour Island, off the Antarctic Peninsula. Carl Engelking, Discover Magazine, 13 Aug. 2014 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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“Anklebone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


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

Medical Definition


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

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