Meaning of HEEL in English


noun the after end of a ship's keel.

2. heel ·noun a cyma reversa;

— so called by workmen.

3. heel ·vt to add a heel to; as, to heel a shoe.

4. heel ·vt to arm with a gaff, as a cock for fighting.

5. heel ·noun the uppermost part of the blade of a sword, next to the hilt.

6. heel ·add. ·vt to hit (the ball) with the heel of the club.

7. heel ·noun the lower end of a mast, a boom, the bowsprit, the sternpost, ·etc.

8. heel ·noun the part of any tool next the tang or handle; as, the heel of a scythe.

9. heel ·noun anything regarded as like a human heel in shape; a protuberance; a knob.

10. heel ·add. ·noun the part of the face of the club head nearest the shaft.

11. heel ·noun the latter or remaining part of anything; the closing or concluding part.

12. heel ·vt to perform by the use of the heels, as in dancing, running, and the like.

13. heel ·noun in a small arm, the corner of the but which is upwards in the firing position.

14. heel ·add. ·noun in a carding machine, the part of a flat nearest the cylinder.

15. heel ·noun the hinder part of the foot; sometimes, the whole foot;

— in man or quadrupeds.

xvi. heel ·noun management by the heel, especially the spurred heel; as, the horse understands the heel well.

xvii. heel ·noun the part of a thing corresponding in position to the human heel; the lower part, or part on which a thing rests.

xviii. heel ·add. ·vt to make (a fair catch) standing with one foot advanced, the heel on the ground and the toe up.

xix. heel ·vi to lean or tip to one side, as a ship; as, the ship heels aport; the boat heeled over when the squall struck it.

xx. heel ·noun 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.

xxi. heel ·noun 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.

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