ETYM Old Eng. hele, heele, AS. hęla, perh. for hôhila, from AS. hôh heel (cf. Hough); but cf. Dutch hiel, OFries. heila, hęla, Icel. haell, Dan. hael, Swed. häl, and Latin calx. Related to Inculcate.
(Homonym: he'll, heel).
1. The back part of a shoe or boot underneath the heel.
2. The back part of the human foot.
In playing stringed musical instruments, the part of the bow (at one of its ends) held by a player.
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ETYM Old Eng. helden to lean, incline, as. heldan, hyldan; akin to Icel. halla, Dan. helde, Swed. hälla to tilt, pour, and perh. to Eng. hill.
1. To follow at the heels of a person (said of dogs).
2. To perform with the heels, of a dance.
3. To put a new heel on; SYN. reheel.
4. To strike with the heel of the club, of golf balls.