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ankle

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English

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Etymology

Old English ancle, anclow, ancleow; akin to Icelandic ökkla, ökli, Dan. and Sw. ankel, D. enklaauw, enkel, G. enkel, and perh. OHG. encha, ancha thigh, shin: compare with Skr. anga limb, anguri finger. Compare with Haunch.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
ankle

Plural
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ankle ({{{1}}})
  1. The joint which connects the foot with the leg; the tarsus.
  2. (slang) Woman

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Verb

Infinitive
to ankle

Third person singular
ankl

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to ankle (third-person singular simple present ankl, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (US) (slang) To walk.
  2. (bicycling) 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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