Definition of “ankle” - English Dictionary

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“ankle” in British English

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anklenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈæŋ.kəl/ us /ˈæŋ.kəl/

B1 the joint (= place where two bones are connected) between the foot and the leg, or the thin part of the leg just above the foot:

I fell over and sprained/twisted my ankle.

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  • The nurse bandaged my sprained ankle to keep the swelling down.
  • Three minutes into the match, Jackson limped off the pitch with a serious ankle injury.
  • She sprained her ankle playing squash.
  • She broke her ankle when she had a nasty trip on the stairs.
  • An ankle injury meant she missed the opportunity to run in the qualifying heat.

(Definition of “ankle” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“ankle” in American English

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anklenoun [ C ]

us /ˈæŋ·kəl/

the joint connecting the foot to the leg, or the thin part of the leg just above the foot

(Definition of “ankle” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)