- the after end of a keel.
- the inner end of a bowsprit or jib boom.
Idioms about heel
- to arrest and imprison.
- to prevail over; render ineffectual: Superior forces laid the invaders by the heels.
- close behind: The dog followed the hunter to heel.
- under control or subjugation: The attackers were brought swiftly to heel.
Origin of heel1
OTHER WORDS FROM heelheel·less, adjective
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How to use heel in a sentence
News of a potential deal comes on the heels of another big SPAC transaction in electric planes, for Archer Aviation.With a reported deal in the wings for Joby Aviation, electric aircraft soars to $10B business|Jonathan Shieber|February 12, 2021|TechCrunch
On the heels of this latest round, nextmv is working to simplify its product.nextmv raises $8M Series A to increase accessibility to its automation optimization tech|Jordan Crook|February 9, 2021|TechCrunch
The round comes also on the heels of the company raising $21 million just in June of last year.RapidSOS raises $85M for a big data platform aimed at emergency responders|Ingrid Lunden|February 9, 2021|TechCrunch
Meanwhile, Marie drifts to the stove like an exquisite zombie—she’s still draped in the slinky liquid column of a dress she wore to the premiere, though she’s kicked off her heels—and starts to cook up some mac and cheese.Zendaya Dazzles in the Otherwise Dull Malcolm & Marie|Stephanie Zacharek|February 5, 2021|Time
The legislation comes on the heels of other calls for action.“We Have Counties in Deep Trouble”: Oregon Lawmakers Seek to Reverse Timber Tax Cuts That Cost Communities Billions|by Rob Davis, The Oregonian/OregonLive, and Tony Schick, Oregon Public Broadcasting|February 5, 2021|ProPublica
His goal: to make the perfect (and absolutely comfortable) high-heel, with the help from Nike CEO Mark Parker.
The high heel has gone through endless aesthetic changes throughout the years.
Acts of violence include death by hanging, rifle butt, boot heel, tank tracks and fireball.‘Fury’: A Ludicrous WWII Movie More Violent Than ‘Inglourious Basterds’|Nico Hines|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Around 3am, my spindly legs are beginning to ache from balancing on deck, as we heel with each tack.
The high heel is revolutionary, and evolutionary, as an engrossing Brooklyn Museum show reveals.
The left heel followed like lightning, and the right paw also slipped, letting the bear again fall heavily on the ice below.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
And with another bow the man from Paris drew himself erect, turned on his heel, and went jingling and creaking from the room.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
With which magnanimous sentiment he turned on his clumsy heel, and entered his apartment again.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
He believes, he has an instinct, that here is the heel of the German Colossus, otherwise immune to our arrows.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
But her small boot heel did not make an indenture, not a mark upon the little glittering circlet.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
British Dictionary definitions for heel (1 of 2)
- the bottom of a mast
- the after end of a ship's keel
- shabby or worn
- slovenly or careless
Derived forms of heelheelless, adjective
Word Origin for heel
British Dictionary definitions for heel (2 of 2)
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Medical definitions for heel
Other Idioms and Phrases with heel
see Achilles' heel; at someone's heels; bring to heel; cool one's heels; dig in (one's heels); drag one's feet (heels); head over heels; kick up one's heels; on the heels of; out at the elbows (heels); set back on one's heels; show one's heels; take to one's heels; to heel; turn on one's heel.