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Definitions of heel

  1. someone who is morally reprehensible; " you dirty dog"
  2. the piece of leather that fits the heel
  3. follow at the heels of a person
  4. the bottom of a shoe or boot; the back part of a shoe or boot that touches the ground
  5. the back part of the human foot
  6. one of the crusty ends of a loaf of bread
  7. put a new heel on; " heel shoes"
  8. strike with the heel of the club, of golf balls
  9. perform with the heels, of a dance
  10. ( golf) the part of the clubhead where it joins the shaft
  11. the lower end of a ship's mast
  12. strike with the heel of the club; " heel a golf ball"
  13. perform with the heels; " heel that dance"
  14. tilt to one side; " The balloon heeled over"; " the wind made the vessel heel"; " The ship listed to starboard"
  15. To lean or tip to one side, as a ship; as, the ship heels aport; the boat heeled over when the squall struck it.
  16. The hinder part of any covering for the foot, as of a shoe, sock, etc.; specif., a solid part projecting downward from the hinder part of the sole of a boot or shoe.
  17. The latter or remaining part of anything; the closing or concluding part.
  18. Anything regarded as like a human heel in shape; a protuberance; a knob.
  19. The part of a thing corresponding in position to the human heel; the lower part, or part on which a thing rests
  20. The after end of a ship's keel.
  21. The lower end of a mast, a boom, the bowsprit, the sternpost, etc.
  22. In a small arm, the corner of the but which is upwards in the firing position.
  23. The uppermost part of the blade of a sword, next to the hilt.
  24. The part of any tool next the tang or handle; as, the heel of a scythe.
  25. Management by the heel, especially the spurred heel; as, the horse understands the heel well.
  26. The lower end of a timber in a frame, as a post or rafter. In the United States, specif., the obtuse angle of the lower end of a rafter set sloping.
  27. To perform by the use of the heels, as in dancing, running, and the like.
  28. To add a heel to; as, to heel a shoe.
  29. To arm with a gaff, as a cock for fighting.
  30. The part of the face of the club head nearest the shaft.
  31. In a carding machine, the part of a flat nearest the cylinder.
  32. To hit ( the ball) with the heel of the club.
  33. To make ( a fair catch) standing with one foot advanced, the heel on the ground and the toe up.
  34. The hinder part of the foot; sometimes, the whole foot; - in man or quadrupeds.
  35. A cyma reversa; - so called by workmen.
  36. The hinder part of the foot; the hinder part of a boot, shoe, or stocking; anything shaped like a heel.
  37. To furnish with a heel.
  38. To lean on one side, as a ship.
  39. 1. Calx the posterior, rounded extremity of the foot. 2. Talon, a posterior small cusp of a tooth.
  40. Rounded posterior portion of foot.
  41. The part of the foot projecting behind: the whole foot ( esp. of beasts): the covering of the heel: a spur: the hinder part of anything.
  42. To use the heel: to furnish with heels.
  43. To incline: to lean on one side, as a ship.
  44. Hind part of the foot; foot; hind part of anything.
  45. To add a heel to.
  46. To tip or lean to one side; cant, as a ship.
  47. The hinder part of the foot or of a shoe, or something like it in position; lower end of a rafter; last part of a thing.
  48. The hind part of the foot, or of a covering for the foot; the foot; a protuberance or knob; a spur; the after end of anything; the end.
  49. To dance; to arm a cock with spurs; to add a heel to. To be at the heels, to pursue closely. To show, or take to the heels, to betake to flight. To lay by the heels, to fetter. To have the heels of, to outrun. Neck and heels, the whole length of the body.
  50. To incline.
  51. The hind part of the foot; hind part of a shoe or stocking; the latter or remaining part of a thing; among seamen, the lower end of anything, as of a mast.
  52. The hinder part of the foot; the posterior tarsal portion of the foot; the talon or talonid of a tooth.
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Quotes of heel

  1. A willing heart adds feather to the heel – Joanna Baillie
  2. O, how glorious would it be to set my heel upon the Pole and turn myself 360 degrees in a second! – Joseph Banks
  3. Our dependence on foreign energy sources is our Achilles heel not just in the realm of diplomacy, but in terms of our future as the world's economic leader. – Judy Biggert
  4. I had these shoes made and 2 to 3 inch lifts inside and the heel was another 2 and half inches. I walked around that way, wherever I could without falling over. – Bobby Darin
  5. The Achilles Heel of the Americas was the lack of cultural confidence typical of new settlers. – Arthur Erickson
  6. The Domain Name Server( DNS) is the Achilles heel of the Web. The important thing is that it's managed responsibly. – Tim Berners Lee
  7. Said will be a little ahead, but done should follow at his heel – Samuel Lover
  8. Our workers comp debt is the Achilles heel of our state's economy, and I firmly believe that in order to create more good jobs in West Virginia this system must be fixed and it must be fixed now. We cannot afford to wait even one more minute. – Joe Manchin III
  9. We developed during the 1990s a series of budget process rules that helped us bring to heel these deficits, diminishing every year and moving the budget so into surplus. – John Spratt
  10. Ambition has one heel nailed in well, though she stretch her fingers to touch the heavens. – Lao Tzu

Usage examples for heel

  1. Couldn't you shift my heel – A Diary Without Dates by Enid Bagnold
  2. And as she smiled back, Van Alen turned on his heel and left them. – The Gay Cockade by Temple Bailey
  3. And with that he turned on his heel – The Adventures of a Three-Guinea Watch by Talbot Baines Reed
  4. He turned on his heel and walked quickly from the room. – An Unknown Lover by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  5. It is better to be under the heel of the express company than under the heel of love. – Old Ebenezer by Opie Read
  6. Rile tossed a boot heel on to the floor and as it rolled toward the two men he shot Canfield through the chest. – The Settling of the Sage by Hal G. Evarts
  7. He turned on his heel and stalked out. – The Dueling Machine by Benjamin William Bova Myron R. Lewis
  8. Cherami turned on his heel muttering: " They were shrewd to refuse my dinner. – Monsieur Cherami by Charles Paul de Kock
  9. He forced his mind to heel – The Lost Warship by Robert Moore Williams
  10. I turned on my heel and I went away. – Remarks by Bill Nye
  11. 2213, when 10 inches and under in length, is made taper on both its sides and edges, from the middle to the front of the file, and when longer than 10 inches they should be made full taper- that is to say, the taper should extend from the middle toward the heel as well as toward the point. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  12. We could feel our own ship heel over- she turned so sharply. – The U-boat hunters by James B. Connolly
  13. He swung round on his heel and looked at his father. – The Captives by Hugh Walpole
  14. I saw her at heel when he left us. – The New Tenant by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  15. An instant later, while she still waited for him to speak, he turned on his heel and left her. – The Knave of Diamonds by Ethel May Dell
  16. You have just declared yourself anxious to set your heel upon the criminals of the world. – The Evil Shepherd by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  17. " Then fly around and find out;" and the mate turned on his heel and walked away. – Frank on a Gun-Boat by Harry Castlemon
  18. " Yes, good Cato," I made answer to him and I was indeed glad that I had now of a habit put his gift under the heel of my left foot. – The Daredevil by Maria Thompson Daviess
  19. " Fools never can," snarled Silk, turning on his heel – The Willoughby Captains by Talbot Baines Reed
  20. Abruptly he turned upon his heel – The Justice of the King by Hamilton Drummond

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