[ in-step ]
/ ˈɪnˌstɛp /
the arched upper surface of the human foot between the toes and the ankle.
the part of a shoe, stocking, etc., covering this surface.
the front of the hind leg of a horse, cow, etc., between the hock and the pastern joint; cannon.
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British Dictionary definitions for in-steps
/ (ˈɪnˌstɛp) /
the middle section of the human foot, forming the arch between the ankle and toes
the part of a shoe, stocking, etc, covering this
Word Origin for instep
C16: probably from in- ² + step
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Word Origin and History for in-steps
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Medicine definitions for in-steps
[ ĭn′stĕp′ ]
The arched middle part of the foot between toes and ankle.
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