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Meaning of ANKLE

Pronunciation:  'angkul

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a gliding joint between the distal ends of the tibia and fibula and the proximal end of the talus

ANKLE is a 5 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: ankle joint, articulatio talocruralis, mortise joint
 See Also: anklebone, articulatio plana, astragal, astragalus, gliding joint, leg, talus



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.
The joint which connects the foot with the leg; the tarsus.

{Ankle bone}, the bone of the ankle; the astragalus.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Your ankles lead your feet to different directions, dreaming about it means that you are looking for new directions and different orientations.
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 Related Terms: articulation, bayonet legs, boundary, bowlegs, butt, calf, cervix, clinch, closure, cnemis, connecting link, connecting rod, connection, coupling, dovetail, drumstick, elbow, embrace, foreleg, gamb, gambrel, gigot, gliding joint, ham, hind leg, hinge, hinged joint, hip, hock, interface, jamb, join, joining, joint, juncture, knee, knuckle, leg, limb, link, miter, mortise, neck, pivot, pivot joint, podite, popliteal space, rabbet, scarf, scissor-legs, seam, shank, shin, shoulder, stems, stitch, stumps, suture, symphysis, tarsus, tie rod, toggle, toggle joint, trotters, union, weld, wrist