Ankle vs Thigh - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between ankle and thigh

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 thigh is the upper leg of a human, between the hip and the knee.

As a verb ankle

is (us|slang) to walk.

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.
  • thigh

    English

    (wikipedia thigh)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The upper leg of a human, between the hip and the knee.
  • * c. 1595 , (William Shakespeare), Romeo and Juliet :
  • I coniure thee by Rosalines bright eyes, By her High forehead, and her Scarlet lip, By her Fine foote, Straight leg, and Quiuering thigh , And the Demeanes, that there Adiacent lie, That in thy likenesse thou appeare to vs.
  • * 1800 , (Jane Austen), letter, 8 Nov 1800:
  • About ten days ago, in cocking a pistol in the guard-room at Marcau, he accidentally shot himself through the Thigh .
  • * 1991 , (Kathy Lette), The Llama Parlour :
  • ‘Why not pay up now, kiddo?’ he suggested magnanimously, patting me on the thigh .
  • * 2011 , The Guardian , 31 Mar 2011:
  • The 23-year-old was substituted in the 75th minute of France's goalless friendly draw with Croatia on Tuesday after suffering an injury to his thigh .
  • That part of the leg of vertebrates (or sometimes other animals) which corresponds to the human thigh in position or function; the tibia of a horse, the tarsus of a bird; the third leg-section of an insect.
  • * 2009 , Fred Thompson, Grillin' with Gas :
  • Add the chicken thighs , close the bag, and squish the marinade to coat the chicken.
  • * 2011 , Ian Sample, The Guardian , 23 Feb 2011:
  • The newly discovered dinosaur Brontomerus mcintoshi may have used its huge muscular thighs to kick predators and rivals.

    Derived terms

    * thighbone * thigh-high * thigh pad * thigh-slapper * thunder thighs * thunder-thighed * thighing

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