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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How to use instep in a sentence
When you flex forward, the instep buckle and ramp will push your toes back and your heels should reach the back of the boot.First Time Getting Ski Boots Fitted? Keep These Tips in Mind. | jeremyr | February 8, 2022 | Outside Online
After five measurements—heel to toe, heel to the ball of the foot, instep, forefoot width, and calf—I learned that for six years I’d been wearing ski boots an entire size too big.First Time Getting Ski Boots Fitted? Keep These Tips in Mind. | jeremyr | February 8, 2022 | Outside Online
I’ve limped many excruciating miles with my dogs howling, cut trips short, and was even sidelined for over a month with an infected sore on my instep.
For the instep: Slip 1st 18 stitches on to the needle, join in the color, knit 21 stitches, turn and knit back.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet | Anonymous
With blue make a double in each stitch all around bottom of leg and instep.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet | Anonymous
With a quick movement he placed the white-hot length of flint firmly against the delicate skin of the instep and held it there.Warrior of the Dawn | Howard Carleton Browne
As he sat he had raised one leg upon the other, placing his foot on his knee, and he held it there with his hand upon his instep.Orley Farm | Anthony Trollope
Their bodies are scarred in various parts, particularly about the breast and arms, and frequently on the instep.The Voyage Of Governor Phillip To Botany Bay | Arthur Phillip
British Dictionary definitions for instep
the middle section of the human foot, forming the arch between the ankle and toes
the part of a shoe, stocking, etc, covering this
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Other Idioms and Phrases with instep
Moving to a rhythm or conforming to the movements of others, as in The kids marched in step to the music. [Late 1800s]
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