Ankle bone
Ankle An"kle ([a^][ng]"k'l), n. [OE. ancle, anclow, AS. ancleow; akin to Icel. ["o]kkla, ["o]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}.] The joint which connects the foot with the leg; the tarsus. [1913 Webster]

{Ankle bone}, the bone of the ankle; the astragalus. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Ankle — An kle ([a^][ng] k l), n. [OE. ancle, anclow, AS. ancleow; akin to Icel. [ o]kkla, [ o]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}.] The joint… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ankle — The ankle joint is complex. It is made up of two joints: the true ankle joint and the subtalar joint: The true ankle joint is composed of 3 bones: the tibia which forms the medial (inside) portion of the ankle; the fibula which forms the lateral… …   Medical dictionary

  • ankle — n. & v. n. 1 the joint connecting the foot with the leg. 2 the part of the leg between this and the calf. v.intr. sl. walk. Phrases and idioms: ankle bone a bone forming the ankle. ankle sock a short sock just covering the ankle. Etymology: ME f …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bone, ankle — The ankle bone is termed the talus. It is the bone of the foot that joins the tibia and fibula to form the ankle joint. Plural tali …   Medical dictionary

  • ankle — /ang keuhl/, n. 1. (in humans) the joint between the foot and the leg, in which movement occurs in two planes. 2. the corresponding joint in a quadruped or bird; hock. 3. the slender part of the leg above the foot. [bef. 1000; ME ankel, enkel (c …   Universalium

  • ankle — n. 1) the hinge joint between the leg and the foot. It consists of the talus (ankle bone), which projects into a socket formed by the lower ends of the tibia and fibula. 2) the whole region of the ankle joint, including the tarsus and the ends of …   The new mediacal dictionary

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