instep

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noun in·step \ˈin-ˌstep\

Definition of instep

  1. 1 :  the arched middle portion of the human foot in front of the ankle joint; especially :  its upper surface

  2. 2 :  the part of a shoe or stocking that fits over the instep

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First Known Use of instep

15th century


INSTEP Defined for English Language Learners

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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

instep

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noun in·step \ˈin-ˌstep\

Definition of instep for Students

  1. :  the arched middle part of the human foot between the ankle and the toes


Medical Dictionary

instep

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noun in·step \ˈin-ˌstep\

Medical Definition of instep

  1. :  the arched middle portion of the human foot in front of the ankle joint; especially :  its upper surface

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