ankle sock

noun a sock that reaches just above the ankle.

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  • ankle sock — noun A sock reaching to and covering the ankle • • • Main Entry: ↑ankle …   Useful english dictionary

  • ankle sock — /ˈæŋkəl sɒk/ (say angkuhl sok) noun a sock which reaches just above the ankle …   Australian English dictionary

  • ankle — n. & v. n. 1 the joint connecting the foot with the leg. 2 the part of the leg between this and the calf. v.intr. sl. walk. Phrases and idioms: ankle bone a bone forming the ankle. ankle sock a short sock just covering the ankle. Etymology: ME f …   Useful english dictionary

  • sock — sock1 [säk] n. [ME socke < OE socc < L soccus, type of light, low heeled shoe < Gr sukchis, prob. of Phrygian orig.; akin to Avestan haxa , sole of the foot] 1. a light shoe worn by comic characters in ancient Greek and Roman drama 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • Sock — A sock is a knitted or woven type of hosiery garment for enclosing the human foot. Socks are designed to: * ease chafing between the foot and footwear, * keep the feet warm * provide comfort * be fashionable * keep the feet clean Sock is also the …   Wikipedia

  • sock — sock1 S3 [sɔk US sa:k] n [Sense: 1,3 4; Origin: Old English socc, from Latin soccus light shoe ] [Sense: 2,5; Date: 1600 1700; Origin: SOCK2] 1.) a piece of clothing made of soft material that you wear on your foot inside your shoe …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sock — I. /sɒk / (say sok) noun 1. (plural socks or sox) a short stocking reaching about halfway to the knee, or only above the ankle. 2. a light shoe worn by ancient Greek and Roman comic actors, sometimes taken as a symbol of comedy. See buskin (def.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • sock — sock1 sockless, adj. socklessness, n. /sok/, n., pl. socks or, for 1, also sox. 1. a short stocking usually reaching to the calf or just above the ankle. 2. a lightweight shoe worn by ancient Greek and Roman comic actors. 3. comic writing for the …   Universalium

  • sock — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. [half] hose, anklet, stocking; slang, slug, punch, clout, wallop, jab. v. t., slang, strike, slug, etc. See clothing, impulse. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. stocking, hose, ankle length stocking; see… …   English dictionary for students

  • sock — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ knee, knee high, long ▪ ankle (esp. BrE), short ▪ thick, thin ▪ white …   Collocations dictionary

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