What does ankle mean?

Definitions for ankle
ˈæŋ kəlan·kle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ankle, ankle joint, mortise joint, articulatio talocruralis(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. ankle(Noun)

    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.

    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.

  2. ankle(Verb)

    To walk.

    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.

  3. ankle(Verb)

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

    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. Ankle(noun)

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

    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.]

Freebase

  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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Numerology

  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. Tina Fey:

    You try your best, you try to have your eyes open, try to be so mindful, but it’s also a fast-moving train. I felt like a gymnast who did like a very solid routine and broke her ankle on the landing. Because it’s literally within the last 2-3 sentences of the piece that I chumped it. And I screwed up, and the implication was that I was telling people to give up and not be active and to not fight. That wasnotmy intention, obviously. … I didn’t want anybody to get hurt. … If I had a time machine, I could go back…I would end the piece by saying… ‘Fight them in every way except the way that they want.’ But I didn’t write that in time! I wrote that two days later as I was pacing in my house. It’s painful. I wanted to help, but I chumped it. But the culture of apology is not for me.

  2. Bob Baffert:

    That's gon na be tough, to get it to zero, because it's sport, that's just like saying, you know, Kevin Durant's gon na be free of injuries... All these athletes. They're taped up, they're well-trained, best coaches. Still, they step wrong, they're gon na get hurt, twist an ankle.

  3. Ciaren Jones:

    Around Christmas time I ruptured two of my ligaments in my ankle and I was meant to be out for about eight weeks, but I was only out for six weeks and when I was coming back from injury I was getting quicker results than when I was fully fit, my max speed went up, which shocked both myself and my physio.

  4. Marine Justin Blazejewski:

    We came out, and I tripped and hurt my ankle, the next day, we had another explosion. It knocked me unconscious. I woke up and had several injuries and pieces of shrapnel in my ankle. That's when, as a runner, it stopped for me.

  5. Jurgen Klopp:

    A supporter jumped over something, was chased by some security guys, slipped and kicked his [ Adrian's ] ankle. Crazy.

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