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Noun: heel  heel
  1. The bottom of a shoe or boot; the back part of a shoe or boot that touches the ground and provides elevation
     
  2. The back part of the human foot
     
  3. Someone who is morally reprehensible
    "you dirty heel";
    - cad, bounder [Brit, archaic], blackguard, dog, hound
     
  4. One of the crusty ends of a loaf of bread
     
  5. The lower end of a ship's mast
     
  6. (golf) the part of the clubhead where it joins the shaft
Verb: heel  heel
  1. Tilt to one side
    "The balloon heeled over"; "the wind made the vessel heel";
    - list
     
  2. Follow at the heels of a person
     
  3. (dance) perform with the heels
    "heel that dance"
     
  4. (golf) strike with the heel of the club
    "heel a golf ball"
     
  5. Put a new heel on
    "heel shoes";
    - reheel

Sounds like: heel, h

Derived forms: heeled, heeling, heels

Type of: angle, bottom, bushel [US], dance, doctor, end, fix, follow, furbish up, hit, lean, mend, part, portion, repair, restore, scoundrel, skeletal structure, slant, terminal, tilt, tip, touch on, travel along, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe, underneath, underside, undersurface, villain

Part of: boot, club head, clubhead, club-head, foot, golf-club head, human foot, loaf, loaf of bread, pes, shoe

Encyclopedia: Heel, Netherlands