Ankle meaning

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The slender section of the leg immediately above the foot.
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The joint that connects the foot and the leg.
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The area of the leg between the foot and calf.
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To fail to go on with (an agreement, job, contract, etc.)
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The joint formed by the articulation of the lower leg bones with the talus. The ankle connects the foot with the leg.
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To walk.
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The joint formed by the articulation of the lower leg bones with the talus. The ankle connects the foot with the leg.
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The slender section of the leg immediately above the foot.
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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.
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(US, slang) To walk.
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(cycling) To cyclically angle the foot at the ankle while pedaling, to maximize the amount of work applied to the pedal during each revolution.
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Origin of ankle

  • Middle English ancle, ankel partly from Old English anclēow partly of Scandinavian origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English ankel, ancle, ankyl, from Old English *ancol (compare anclēow (“ankle”) > Modern English anclef, ancliff, ancley), from Proto-Germanic *ankalaz (“ankle or hip”); 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 (“thigh, shin”), from the Proto-Germanic *ankijǭ (“ankle or hip”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Compare with Sanskrit अङ्ग (aṅga, “limb”), अङ्गुरि (aṅguri, “finger”). Compare with haunch and with Greek prefix ἀγκυλο- (ancylo-, “joint, crooked, bent”).

    From Wiktionary