anklebone

[ang-kuh l-bohn]

noun

the talus.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. ankle jerk,
  2. ankle joint,
  3. ankle reflex,
  4. ankle sock,
  5. ankle-deep,
  6. anklet,
  7. anklung,
  8. ankus,
  9. ankylo-,
  10. ankyloblepharon

Origin of anklebone

1350–1400; Middle English; see ankle, bone

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Examples from the Web for anklebone

  • Her master of the horse, Prince Repnin, held the bridle of the horse, which suddenly gave him a kick which broke his anklebone.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete|Jacques Casanova de Seingalt


British Dictionary definitions for anklebone

anklebone

noun

the nontechnical name for talus 1
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Medicine definitions for anklebone

anklebone

[ăngkəl-bōn′]

n.

talus

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