Definition of instep
1 : the arched middle portion of the human foot in front of the ankle joint; especially : its upper surface
2 : the part of a shoe or stocking that fits over the instep
Recent Examples of instep from the Web
The students shouted along with Ms. Belfiglio, slamming their heels to the ground in unison to crush the insteps of imaginary...
In the picture, the entire instep of the foot is gone, and a hole the size of a tennis ball is ringed by dead tissue of black and brown and green.
But instead, Walter Ayoví passed it along the ground back through the penalty area, where Arroyo drove a low shot with his right instep into the goal to Guzan’s right.
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First Known Use of instep
INSTEP Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of instep for English Language Learners
: the raised middle part of the top of your foot between the toes and the ankle
: the part of a shoe, sock, etc., that fits over the instep
INSTEP Defined for Kids
Definition of instep for Students
: the arched middle part of the human foot between the ankle and the toes
Medical Definition of instep
: the arched middle portion of the human foot in front of the ankle joint; especially : its upper surface
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