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heel


  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Heel  \Heel\,  n. 
  1.  (Golf)  The  part  of  the  face  of  the  club  head  nearest  the 
  shaft. 
 
  2.  In  a  carding  machine,  the  part  of  a  flat  nearest  the 
  cylinder. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Heel  \Heel\,  v.  t. 
  1.  (Golf)  To  hit  (the  ball)  with  the  heel  of  the  club. 
 
  2.  (Football)  To  make  (a  fair  catch)  standing  with  one  foot 
  advanced,  the  heel  on  the  ground  and  the  toe  up 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Heel  \Heel\,  n.  [OE.  hele,  heele,  AS  h[=e]la,  perh.  for 
  h[=o]hila,  fr  AS  h[=o]h  heel  (cf.  {Hough});  but  cf  D. 
  hiel,  OFries  heila,  h[=e]la,  Icel.  h[ae]ll,  Dan.  h[ae]l,  Sw 
  h["a]l,  and  L.  calx.  [root]12.  Cf  {Inculcate}.] 
  1.  The  hinder  part  of  the  foot;  sometimes  the  whole  foot;  -- 
  in  man  or  quadrupeds. 
 
  He  [the  stag]  calls  to  mind  his  strength  and  then 
  his  speed,  His  winged  heels  and  then  his  armed  head. 
  --Denham. 
 
  2.  The  hinder  part  of  any  covering  for  the  foot,  as  of  a 
  shoe,  sock,  etc.;  specif.,  a  solid  part  projecting 
  downward  from  the  hinder  part  of  the  sole  of  a  boot  or 
  shoe. 
 
  3.  The  latter  or  remaining  part  of  anything  the  closing  or 
  concluding  part  ``The  heel  of  a  hunt.''  --A.  Trollope 
  ``The  heel  of  the  white  loaf.''  --Sir  W.  Scott. 
 
  4.  Anything  regarded  as  like  a  human  heel  in  shape;  a 
  protuberance;  a  knob. 
 
  5.  The  part  of  a  thing  corresponding  in  position  to  the  human 
  heel;  the  lower  part  or  part  on  which  a  thing  rests; 
  especially: 
  a  (Naut.)  The  after  end  of  a  ship's  keel. 
  b  (Naut.)  The  lower  end  of  a  mast,  a  boom,  the  bowsprit, 
  the  sternpost,  etc 
  c  (Mil.)  In  a  small  arm,  the  corner  of  the  but  which  is 
  upwards  in  the  firing  position. 
  d  (Mil.)  The  uppermost  part  of  the  blade  of  a  sword, 
  next  to  the  hilt. 
  e  The  part  of  any  tool  next  the  tang  or  handle;  as  the 
  heel  of  a  scythe. 
 
  6.  (Man.)  Management  by  the  heel,  especially  the  spurred 
  heel;  as  the  horse  understands  the  heel  well 
 
  7.  (Arch.) 
  a  The  lower  end  of  a  timber  in  a  frame,  as  a  post  or 
  rafter.  In  the  United  States,  specif.,  the  obtuse 
  angle  of  the  lower  end  of  a  rafter  set  sloping. 
  b  A  cyma  reversa;  --  so  called  by  workmen.  --Gwilt. 
 
  {Heel  chain}  (Naut.),  a  chain  passing  from  the  bowsprit  cap 
  around  the  heel  of  the  jib  boom. 
 
  {Heel  plate},  the  butt  plate  of  a  gun. 
 
  {Heel  of  a  rafter}.  (Arch.)  See  {Heel},  n.,  7. 
 
  {Heel  ring},  a  ring  for  fastening  a  scythe  blade  to  the 
  snath. 
 
  {Neck  and  heels},  the  whole  body.  (Colloq.) 
 
  {To  be  at  the  heels  of},  to  pursue  closely;  to  follow  hard; 
  as  hungry  want  is  at  my  heels.  --Otway. 
 
  {To  be  down  at  the  heel},  to  be  slovenly  or  in  a  poor  plight. 
 
 
  {To  be  out  at  the  heels},  to  have  on  stockings  that  are  worn 
  out  hence  to  be  shabby,  or  in  a  poor  plight.  --Shak. 
 
  {To  cool  the  heels}.  See  under  {Cool}. 
 
  {To  go  heels  over  head},  to  turn  over  so  as  to  bring  the 
  heels  uppermost;  hence  to  move  in  a  inconsiderate,  or 
  rash,  manner. 
 
  {To  have  the  heels  of},  to  outrun. 
 
  {To  lay  by  the  heels},  to  fetter;  to  shackle;  to  imprison. 
  --Shak.  --Addison. 
 
  {To  show  the  heels},  to  flee;  to  run  from 
 
  {To  take  to  the  heels},  to  flee;  to  betake  to  flight. 
 
  {To  throw  up  another's  heels},  to  trip  him  --Bunyan. 
 
  {To  tread  upon  one's  heels},  to  follow  closely.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Heel  \Heel\  (h[=e]l),  v.  i.  [OE.  helden  to  lean,  incline,  AS 
  heldan,  hyldan  akin  to  Icel.  halla,  Dan.  helde,  Sw  h["a]lla 
  to  tilt,  pour,  and  perh.  to  E.  hill.]  (Naut.) 
  To  lean  or  tip  to  one  side  as  a  ship;  as  the  ship  heels 
  aport;  the  boat  heeled  over  when  the  squall  struck  it 
 
  {Heeling  error}  (Naut.),  a  deviation  of  the  compass  caused  by 
  the  heeling  of  an  iron  vessel  to  one  side  or  the  other 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Heel  \Heel\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Heeled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Heeling}.] 
  1.  To  perform  by  the  use  of  the  heels,  as  in  dancing, 
  running,  and  the  like  [R.] 
 
  I  cannot  sing,  Nor  heel  the  high  lavolt.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  add  a  heel  to  as  to  heel  a  shoe. 
 
  3.  To  arm  with  a  gaff,  as  a  cock  for  fighting. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  heel 
  n  1:  the  back  part  of  a  shoe  or  boot  underneath  the  heel 
  2:  the  back  part  of  the  human  foot 
  3:  someone  who  is  morally  reprehensible;  "you  dirty  dog"  [syn: 
  {cad},  {bounder},  {blackguard},  {dog},  {hound}] 
  4:  the  part  that  fits  the  heel  [syn:  {counter}] 
  v  1:  follow  at  the  heels  of  a  person 
  2:  perform  with  the  heels,  of  a  dance 
  3:  strike  with  the  heel  of  the  club,  of  golf  balls 
  4:  put  a  new  heel  on  "heel  shoes"  [syn:  {reheel}] 




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