An"kle (#), n. [OE. ancle, anclow, AS. ancleow; akin to Icel. okkla, okli, Dan. and Sw. ankel, D. enklaauw, enkel, G. enkel, and perh. OHG. encha, ancha thigh, shin: cf. Skr. anga limb, anguri finger. Cf. Haunch.]

The joint which connects the foot with the leg; the tarsus.

Ankle bone, the bone of the ankle; the astragalus.


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