ankle
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈæŋ.kəl/
Noun

ankle (plural ankles)

  1. 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.
Translations Verb

ankle (ankles, present participle ankling; past and past participle ankled)

  1. (US, slang) To walk.
    • 2009, Thomas Pynchon, Inherent Vice, Vintage 2010, p. 275:
      After a while he got up and ankled his way down the corridor and met Penny coming out of the toilet.
  2. (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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