Heel Heel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Heeled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Heeling}.] 1. To perform by the use of the heels, as in dancing, running, and the like. [R.] [1913 Webster]

I cannot sing, Nor heel the high lavolt. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To add a heel to; as, to heel a shoe. [1913 Webster]

3. To arm with a gaff, as a cock for fighting. [1913 Webster]

4. (Golf) To hit (the ball) with the heel of the club. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

5. (Football) To make (a fair catch) standing with one foot advanced, the heel on the ground and the toe up. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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