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HEEL, n. L. calx Gr. a tumor.

1. The hind part of the foot, particularly of man but it is applied also to the corresponding part of the feet of quadrupeds.
2. The whole foot.

The stag recalls his strength, his speed,

His winged heels--

3. The hind part of a shoe, either for man or beast.
4. The part of a stocking intended for the heel.

To be out at the heels, is to have on stockings that are worn out.

5. Something shaped like the human heel a protuberance or knob.
6. The latter part as, a bill was introduced into the legislature at the heel of the session.
7. A spur.

This horse understands the heel well.

8. The after end of a ship's keel the lower end of the stern-post to which it is connected also,the lower end of a mast.

To be at the heels, to pursue closely to follow hard also, to attend closely.

Hungry want is at my heels.

To show the heels, to flee to run from.

To take to the heels, to flee to betake to flight.

To lay by the heels, to fetter to shackle to confine.

To have the heels of, to outrun.

Neck and heels, the whole length of the body.

HEEL, To dance.

HEEL, To arm a cock.

1. To add a heel to as, to heel a shoe.

HEEL To incline to lean as a ship as, the ship heels a-port, or a star-board.

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Dictionary of Words from the King James Bible. Public Domain. Copy freely.
Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Heel'. King James Dictionary.

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