Fibula vs Ankle - What's the difference?

fibula | ankle |


As nouns the difference between fibula and ankle

is that fibula is fibula while ankle is the skeletal joint which connects the foot with the leg; the uppermost portion of the foot and lowermost portion of the leg, which contain this skeletal joint.

As a verb ankle is

(us|slang) to walk.

fibula

English

Noun

  • (anatomy) The smaller of the two bones in the lower leg, the calf bone.
  • An ancient kind of brooch used to hold clothing together, similar in function to the modern safety pin.
  • Synonyms

    * calf bone

    Derived terms

    * fibular

    See also

    * peroneal English nouns with irregular plurals ----

    ankle

    English

    Alternative forms

    * ancle (obsolete)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The skeletal joint which connects the foot with the leg; the uppermost portion of the foot and lowermost portion of the leg, which contain this skeletal joint.
  • Derived terms

    * ankle-biter * ankle slapper * ankle walker * cankle * show ankle

    Verb

    (ankl)
  • (US, slang) To walk.
  • * 2009 , Thomas Pynchon, Inherent Vice , Vintage 2010, p. 275:
  • After a while he got up and ankled his way down the corridor and met Penny coming out of the toilet.
  • (cycling) To cyclically angle the foot at the ankle while pedaling, to maximize the amount of work applied to the pedal during each revolution.