Crossword clues for ankle
- Site for a monitoring bracelet, maybe
- A joint that's hopping?
- Common sprain site
- Where a bungee cord might attach
- Where the malleolus is
- Exhibitor of dorsiflexion
- A spat covers it
- Thing you don't want to twist
- What an espadrille may be tied around
- House arrestee's bracelet site
- Important joint for a field goal kicker
- Sometimes-sprained joint
- Place for an electronic tether
- Lowdown joint?
- Tarsus location
- Joint sometimes twisted when running
- Place for a court-ordered monitor
- Popular tattoo spot
- Site for a parolee tracking device
- A gliding joint between the distal ends of the tibia and fibula and the proximal end of the talus
- "Twisted" body part
- Talus site
- Leg support
- It's just over a foot
- Common sprain spot
- Shackle site
- Leg joint
- Leg/foot connector
- Shin's neighbor
- Where a bangle may dangle
- Hopping joint?
- Spat spot
- Twist locale
- Spot often struck by a snake
- It's covered by a high top
- Turning point?
- Common place for a sprain
- Achilles reflex site
- Bracelet site
- Lower leg joint
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
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.
Ankle bone, the bone of the ankle; the astragalus.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English ancleow "ankle," from PIE root *ang-/*ank- "to bend" (see angle (n.)). The modern form seems to have been influenced by Old Norse ökkla or Old Frisian ankel, which are immediately from the Proto-Germanic form of the root (cognates: Middle High German anke "joint," German Enke "ankle"); the second element in the Old English, Old Norse and Old Frisian forms perhaps suggests claw (compare Dutch anklaauw), or it may be from influence of cneow "knee," or it may be diminutive suffix -el. Middle English writers distinguished inner ankle projection (hel of the ancle) from the outer (utter or utward).
n. 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. vb. 1 (context US slang English) To walk. 2 (context cycling English) To cyclically angle the foot at the ankle while pedaling, to maximize the amount of work applied to the pedal during each revolution.
The ankle, or the 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 plantarflexion of the foot. In common usage, the term ankle refers exclusively to the ankle region. In medical terminology, "ankle" (without qualifiers) can refer broadly to the region or specifically to the talocrural joint.
The main bones of the ankle region are the talus (in the foot), and the tibia and fibula (in the leg). 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 that between the smaller fibula and the talus.
Usage examples of "ankle".
There he himself stood in a dark blue loincloth with a white pinstripe, his chest abloom with curly red hair and tasteful pseudo-tattoos, his fingers heavy with rings, his ankles clanking with bracelets.
Once inside the ablutions one of the interrogators pulled his underpants down around his ankles and ordered him to step out of them and bend over.
Gagged, tied and hanging naked by her ankles, Lynda Gough was abused sexually by both Frederick and Rosemary West.
Such eyes adazzle dancing with mine, such nimble and discreet ankles, such gimp English middles, and such a gay delight in the mere grace of the lilting and tripping beneath rafters ringing loud with thunder, that Pan himself might skip across a hundred furrows for sheer envy to witness.
The joints of the elbow, wrist, ankle, or toes, may, however, be affected with this disease, but we shall speak of it in this connection as affecting only the knee-joint.
I shall take leave to say that to throw away a new doublet of murry taffeta and a pair of stocks broidered with gold quirks about the ankles, not to make mention of a set of silver aiglets and a pair of trunk hose scarce worn, passeth the bounds of prodigality.
Scrambling to his feet, Alec glimpsed a pair of bony ankles at lynn Flewelling the head of the stairs.
As soon as she had done so, Maude strapped her wrists to the front legs of the apparatus, whilst Alice made her slim ankles fast to the other legs, thus spread-eagling her startlingly jutting, white, twitching bottom out and up in the most lascivious way, so that the secret ambery crease between the naked hillocks was lewdly distended and every portion of her private anatomy exposed not only to the gaze of her executioner but also to the searching tips of the slender withes of the fresh new rod which Maude now handed her chum with sparkling eyes.
Hunched in the dirt in a corner of the cook dugout, more tortured by the food smells than by the ropes cutting his ankles and wrists, Berel Jastrow takes one look at her face and decides to gamble.
He clicked the lighter shut, dropped it in his pocket, and leaned back on the edge of the table, his ankles crossed, his arms folded, frowning down over his shoulder at his bescribbled manuscript.
She failed by five, and was sentenced to a birthday birching which Maude herself applied whilst Alice was, still blind folded, undressed down to camisole and elegant black silk hose with purple rosette garters and tied with her arms in cross and her thighs widely yawned apart in the middle of the room, cords fixing to wrists and ankles being fixed at their other ends in turn to hooks set into the cellar wall.
Ox blundered into a golem that clamped his ankles and tangled his feet.
Despite the healing Bogie had begun on his right ankle, Purple had crude splints strapped to it.
There were comforting hands on Booce, on his shoulders and arm and ankle, for touching was the way of Citizens Tree.
On the counter behind her the cat, Bossy, was sitting patiently, but as soon as the cat saw me she jumped down, meowed a greeting and twined herself around my ankles, curled herself about my legs.