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Main Entry: 1heel
Pronunciation: primarystresshemacron(schwa)l
Function: noun
Etymology: Old English hemacronla "back part of the foot"
1 a : the back part of the human foot behind the arch and below the ankle; also : the corresponding part of a lower vertebrate b : the part of the palm of the hand nearest the wrist
2 : a part (as of a shoe) that covers or supports the human heel
3 : a lower, back, or end part; especially : one of the crusty ends of a loaf of bread
4 : a despisable person
- heel·less /primarystresshemacron(schwa)l-lschwas/ adjective
- on the heels of : close behind


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