What does ankle mean?

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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


  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.

  2. ankle(Verb)

    To walk.

  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.

  4. Origin: 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

  2. Origin: [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. Tim Tebow:

    I’m trying to be smart about it and keep [the ankle] taped.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Procrastination is the best action against putting an ankle bracelet on future.

  3. Joey Montano:

    (His) injuries were pretty extreme, both legs, just above the ankle were just hanging on.

  4. Hong Kong organizers:

    Muguruza suffered a left ankle injury while playing in the Wuhan Open at the beginning of October.

  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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