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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ankle  \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 
  {Haunch}.] 
  The  joint  which  connects  the  foot  with  the  leg;  the  tarsus. 
 
  {Ankle  bone},  the  bone  of  the  ankle;  the  astragalus. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ankle 
  n  :  a  gliding  joint  between  the  distal  ends  of  the  tibia  and 
  fibula  and  the  proximal  end  of  the  talus  [syn:  {ankle 
  joint},  {mortise  joint},  {articulatio  talocruralis}] 




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