As nouns the difference between ankle and tarsal
is that 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 while tarsal
is (anatomy) any of the seven bones of the tarsus.
As a verb ankle
is (us|slang) to walk.
As an adjective tarsal is
(anatomy) of or relating to the tarsus.
* ancle (obsolete)
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.
* ankle slapper
* ankle walker
* show ankle
(US, slang) To walk.
* 2009 , Thomas Pynchon, Inherent Vice , Vintage 2010, p. 275:
(cycling) To cyclically angle the foot at the ankle while pedaling, to maximize the amount of work applied to the pedal during each revolution.
- After a while he got up and ankled his way down the corridor and met Penny coming out of the toilet.
(anatomy) Of or relating to the tarsus.
(anatomy) Any of the seven bones of the tarsus.