Definition of ankle noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈæŋkl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈæŋkl//
Body parts
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the joint connecting the foot to the leg to sprain/break your ankle My ankles have swollen. We found ourselves ankle-deep in water (= the water came up to our ankles). ankle boots (= that cover the ankle) See related entries: Body parts Word OriginOld English ancleow, of Germanic origin; superseded in Middle English by forms from Old Norse; related to Dutch enkel and German Enkel, from an Indo-European root shared by the noun angle.Extra examples I had a broken ankle. She has long legs and slender ankles. We waded through the river, ankle deep in mud.
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