What is heel?

  • (verb): Strike with the heel of the club.
    Example: "Heel a golf ball"
    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.

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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 ... official name of the municipality was Heel en Panheel ...
Calcaneal Fracture - Clinical Presentation
... The heel may also become widened with associated edema due to displacement of lateral calcaneal border ...
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 ...
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 -63.633) is a snow-covered hill, 915 ... Geological Survey document "Achilles Heel" (content from the Geographic Names Information System) ...
Haglund's Deformity - Treatment
... These exercises 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":

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

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    That tossed a bare heel when at school,
    Now it has filled an old sock full....
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

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    James Ryder Randall (1839–1908)

    What do I care
    that the stream is trampled,
    the sand on the stream-bank
    still holds the print of your foot:
    the heel is cut deep.
    Hilda Doolittle (1886–1961)