hucklebone

/ˈhʌkəlboʊn/ (say 'hukuhlbohn)

noun
1. the anklebone, astragalus, or talus.
2. Obsolete the hipbone.
{from huckle hip or haunch, diminutive of Middle English huck a hip + bone}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • hucklebone — [huk′əl bōn΄] n. [see HUCKLE] Archaic 1. the hipbone 2. the anklebone; talus …   English World dictionary

  • hucklebone — /huk euhl bohn /, n. 1. hipbone. 2. knucklebone (def. 2). [1475 85; HUCKLE + BONE] * * * …   Universalium

  • hucklebone — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun 1. : hipbone, hook 5c(2) 2. : talus 3. archaic : knucklebone 2 * * * /huk …   Useful english dictionary

  • whirlbone — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: Middle English whirlebon, from whirlen to whirl + bon bone more at bone 1. dialect England : hucklebone 1 2. dialect England : patella …   Useful english dictionary

  • hockle-bone — obs. form of hucklebone …   Useful english dictionary

  • hocle-bone — obs. f. hucklebone …   Useful english dictionary

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