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

     

    instep

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈɪnstep//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪnstep//
     
    Body parts
     
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  1. 1 the top part of the foot between the ankle and toes See related entries: Body parts
  2. 2the part of a shoe that covers the instep
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: of unknown origin; compare with West Frisian ynstap ‘opening in a shoe for insertion of the foot’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: instep