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Definitions for ankle
ˈæŋ kəlan·kle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ankle, ankle joint, mortise joint, articulatio talocruralisnoun

    a gliding joint between the distal ends of the tibia and fibula and the proximal end of the talus


  1. anklenoun

    The skeletal joint which connects the foot with the leg; the uppermost portion of the foot and lowermost portion of the leg, which contain this skeletal joint.

  2. ankleverb

    To walk.

  3. ankleverb

    To cyclically angle the foot at the ankle while pedaling, to maximize the amount of work applied to the pedal during each revolution.

  4. Etymology: ancle, anclow, ancleow; akin to Icelandic ökkla, ökli, Danish and Swedish ankel, Dutch enklaauw, enkel, German enkel, Old Norse akka, Old Frisian anckel, and perhaps Old High German encha, ancha, from the ankijōn.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Anklenoun

    the joint which connects the foot with the leg; the tarsus

  2. Etymology: [OE. ancle, anclow, AS. ancleow; akin to Icel. kkla, kli, Dan. and Sw. ankel, D. enklaauw, enkel, G. enkel, and perh. OHG. encha, ancha thigh, shin: cf. Skr. anga limb, anguri finger. Cf. Haunch.]


  1. Ankle

    The ankle, or talocrural region, is the region where the foot and the leg meet. The ankle includes three joints: the ankle joint proper or talocrural joint, the subtalar joint, and the Inferior tibiofibular joint. The movements produced at this joint are dorsiflexion and plantaflexion of the foot. In common usage, the term ankle refers exclusively to the ankle region. In medical terminology, "ankle" can refer broadly to the region or specifically to the talocrural joint. The main bones of the ankle region are the talus, and the tibia and fibula. The talus is also called the ankle bone. The talocrural joint, is a synovial hinge joint that connects the distal ends of the tibia and fibula in the lower limb with the proximal end of the talus. The articulation between the tibia and the talus bears more weight than between the smaller fibula and the talus.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ankle

    Ancle, angk′l, n. the joint connecting the foot and leg.—adj. Ank′led, having, or pertaining to ankles.—n. Ank′let, an ornament for the ankle. [A.S. ancléow, cog. with Ger. enkel, and conn. with Angle.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Ankle

    The region of the lower limb between the FOOT and the LEG.

Editors Contribution

  1. ankle

    A type of joint in the human body.

    The ankle is an important joint in the human body, it connects our leg and foot.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 12, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ankle' in Nouns Frequency: #2332

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ankle in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ankle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of ankle in a Sentence

  1. The Atlanta Hawks:

    Korver will see a foot and ankle specialist to determine the best course of treatment, he is out for the remainder of the postseason.

  2. Antonio Brown:

    Bro, I ’m Antonio Brown. Do you know what it’s like to be on the football field ? Imagine you playing a game, football game … Imagine the guys you came to battle with while they know your fricking ankle is f --- ed, you barely could run, and the guy you think got your back, this your team, this the guy you flew hear with … They knew about my situation before we even came, i communicated with the coach, the trainers. Everyone knows and to get there and be battling them and the guy tell you because you ca n’t go to war with them get the f — outta here. What do you want me to do ? Sit there like … Bro, I ’m an alpha man. You say f --- me … I ’m not gon na react bro because it do n’t really matter what you say. You ca n’t affect me. But if you discriminate on my public image and my name, bro it’s like f — you too, professionally. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP.

  3. Katie Murtagh:

    I know a lot of people who have tattoos, including two of my close friends, have them very visible, on their arms, neck and ankle, but they don't think their profession is going to care, they are not looking for white-collar jobs.

  4. Epictetus:

    So you wish to conquer in the Olympic games, my friend? And I too, by the Gods, and a fine thing it would be! But first mark the conditions and the consequences, and then set to work. You will have to put yourself under discipline; to eat by rule, to avoid cakes and sweetmeats; to take exercise at the appointed hour whether you like it or no, in cold and heat; to abstain from cold drinks and from wine at your will; in a word, to give yourself over to the trainer as to a physician. Then in the conflict itself you are likely enough to dislocate your wrist or twist your ankle, to swallow a great deal of dust, or to be severely thrashed, and, after all these things, to be defeated.

  5. Bruce Arians:

    Just to clear you up on some things that happened : at no point and time during that game did he ever ask the trainer or doctor about his ankle, that's the normal protocol, you go through protocols during games. I was never notified of it. So obviously, that was the disturbing thing when we were looking for him to go back into the game. He was very upset at halftime about who was getting targeted, got that calmed down, players took care of that. Read MoreBruce Arians prior to the game between the New York Jets and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. {.

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