Ankle vs Tarsal - What's the difference?

ankle | tarsal |


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.

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.
  • tarsal

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (anatomy) Of or relating to the tarsus.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (anatomy) Any of the seven bones of the tarsus.
  • See also

    * bone

    Anagrams

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