What is heel?

  • (verb): Tilt to one side.
    Example: "The wind made the vessel heel"
    Synonyms: list
    See also — Additional definitions below


In human anatomy, the heel is the prominence at the posterior end of the foot. It is based on the projection of one bone, the calcaneus or heel bone, behind the articulation of the bones of the lower leg.

Read more about Heel.

Some articles on heel:

Heel, Netherlands
... Heel ( pronunciation) is a town in the southeastern Netherlands ... Before, it was a separate municipality covering Heel, Panheel, Beegden and Wessem ... Before 1991, the official name of the municipality was Heel en Panheel ...
Calcaneal Fracture - Clinical Presentation
... The most common symptom is pain over the heel area, especially when the heel is palpated or squeezed ... The heel may also become widened with associated edema due to displacement of lateral calcaneal border ...
Achilles Heel (hill)
... Achilles Heel (64°30′S 63°38′W / 64.500°S 63.633°W / -64.500 -63.633Coordinates 64°30′S 63°38′W / 64.500°S 63.633°W / -64.500 -63.63 ... States Geological Survey document "Achilles Heel" (content from the Geographic Names Information System) ...
Spinning Heel Kick
... Spinning heel kick is a martial arts kicking technique where the artist turns his/her body 360 degrees before landing the heel or the ball of his/her foot on the target ...
Haglund's Deformity - Treatment
... are especially important for the patient who has a tight heel cord ... Heel lifts ... Patients with high arches may find that heel lifts placed inside the shoe decrease the pressure on the heel ...

More definitions of "heel":

  • (noun): The lower end of a ship's mast.
  • (noun): The back part of the human foot.
  • (noun): The bottom of a shoe or boot; the back part of a shoe or boot that touches the ground.
  • (noun): One of the crusty ends of a loaf of bread.
  • (verb): Perform with the heels.
    Example: "Heel that dance"
  • (noun): The piece of leather that fits the heel.
    Synonyms: counter
  • (verb): Follow at the heels of a person.
  • (noun): (golf) the part of the clubhead where it joins the shaft.
  • (verb): Put a new heel on.
    Example: "Heel shoes"
    Synonyms: reheel
  • (verb): Strike with the heel of the club.
    Example: "Heel a golf ball"

Famous quotes containing the word heel:

    Fair is the world.
    I sing. The ache
    up from heel to knee
    of the weights
    gives to the song its
    ground bass.
    Denise Levertov (b. 1923)

    In the dense light of wakened flesh
    animal man is a prince. As from alabaster
    a lucency animates him from heel to forehead.
    Then his shadows are deep and not gray.
    Denise Levertov (b. 1923)

    Poor men have grown to be rich men,
    And rich men grown to be poor again,
    And I am running to Paradise;
    And many a darling wit’s grown dull
    That tossed a bare heel when at school,
    Now it has filled an old sock full....
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)