(Austral, slang) a child
the talus. Historical Examples Her master of the horse, Prince Repnin, held the bridle of the horse, which suddenly gave him a kick which broke his anklebone. The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt noun the nontechnical name for talus1 anklebone n. See talus.
high enough to reach or cover the ankles: ankle-deep mud. deeply involved or entangled: He is ankle-deep in financial troubles. as high as the ankles: Rain water ran ankle-deep. Historical Examples He had slipped heavily, as he paddled through the ankle-deep mud, and had hurt his back. Tell England Ernest Raymond Oil was on everybody’s […]
- Ankle jerk
a reflex extension of the foot, caused by contraction of the muscles of the calf, resulting from a sharp tap on the Achilles tendon; Achilles reflex.
- Ankle joint
ankle joint ankle joint n. A hinge joint formed by the articulating of the tibia and the fibula with the talus below. Also called mortise joint, talocrural joint. Historical Examples The heel is carried naturally lower than the toe if the ankle joint is not rigid. Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Cavalry of […]