- 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.
Origin of instep
Examples from the Web for instep
Historical Examples of instep
He rose with the blow; all his energy, from wrist to instep, was in that lifting drive.Way of the Lawless
No tree has so fair a bole and so handsome an instep as the beech.
All at once he noticed a rent in his trousers, between the knee and the instep.In a Steamer Chair and Other Stories
He seized it, heel in one hand, instep in the other, and gyrated it.Scaramouche
Her slippers were of the same colour, with black bows at the instep.The Arrow of Gold
- 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
- The arched middle part of the foot between toes and ankle.