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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 heel /ˈhi(ə)l/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 heel /ˈhɪ(ə)l/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Heel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Heeled p. pr. & vb. n. Heeling.]
 1. To perform by the use of the heels, as in dancing, running, and the like. [R.]
 I cannot sing,
 Nor heel the high lavolt.   --Shak.
 2. To add a heel to; as, to heel a shoe.
 3. To arm with a gaff, as a cock for fighting.
 4. Golf To hit (the ball) with the heel of the club.
 5.  Football To make (a fair catch) standing with one foot advanced, the heel on the ground and the toe up.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Heel v. i.  Naut. To lean or tip to one side, as a ship; as, the ship heels aport; the boat heeled over when the squall struck it.
 Heeling error Naut., a deviation of the compass caused by the heeling of an iron vessel to one side or the other.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Heel, n.
 1. The hinder part of the foot; sometimes, the whole foot; -- in man or quadrupeds.
 He [the stag] calls to mind his strength and then his speed,
 His winged heels and then his armed head.   --Denham.
 2. 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.
 3. The latter or remaining part of anything; the closing or concluding part. “The heel of a hunt.” --A. Trollope. “The heel of the white loaf.” --Sir W. Scott.
 4. Anything regarded as like a human heel in shape; a protuberance; a knob.
 5. The part of a thing corresponding in position to the human heel; the lower part, or part on which a thing rests; especially: (a) Naut. The after end of a ship's keel. (b) Naut. The lower end of a mast, a boom, the bowsprit, the sternpost, etc. (c) Mil. In a small arm, the corner of the but which is upwards in the firing position. (d) Mil. The uppermost part of the blade of a sword, next to the hilt. (e) The part of any tool next the tang or handle; as, the heel of a scythe.
 6. Man. Management by the heel, especially the spurred heel; as, the horse understands the heel well.
 7. Arch. (a) 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. (b) A cyma reversa; -- so called by workmen.
 8. Golf The part of the face of the club head nearest the shaft.
 9.  In a carding machine, the part of a flat nearest the cylinder.
 Heel chain Naut., a chain passing from the bowsprit cap around the heel of the jib boom.
 Heel plate, the butt plate of a gun.
 Heel of a rafter. Arch. See Heel, n., 7.
 Heel ring, a ring for fastening a scythe blade to the snath.
 Neck and heels, the whole body. (Colloq.)
 To be at the heels of, to pursue closely; to follow hard; as, hungry want is at my heels. --Otway.
 To be down at the heel, to be slovenly or in a poor plight.
 To be out at the heels, to have on stockings that are worn out; hence, to be shabby, or in a poor plight. --Shak.
 To cool the heels. See under Cool.
 To go heels over head, to turn over so as to bring the heels uppermost; hence, to move in a inconsiderate, or rash, manner.
 To have the heels of, to outrun.
 To lay by the heels, to fetter; to shackle; to imprison. --Shak. --Addison.
 To show the heels, to flee; to run from.
 To take to the heels, to flee; to betake to flight.
 To throw up another's heels, to trip him. --Bunyan.
 To tread upon one's heels, to follow closely. --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the bottom of a shoe or boot; the back part of a shoe or
           boot that touches the ground
      2: the back part of the human foot
      3: someone who is morally reprehensible; "you dirty dog" [syn:
         cad, bounder, 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
      7: the piece of leather that fits the heel [syn: counter]
      v 1: tilt to one side; "The balloon heeled over"; "the wind made
           the vessel heel"; "The ship listed to starboard" [syn: list]
      2: follow at the heels of a person
      3: perform with the heels; "heel that dance"
      4: strike with the heel of the club; "heel a golf ball"
      5: put a new heel on; "heel shoes" [syn: reheel]