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 for Heel
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Heel \Heel\, n. [OE. hele, heele, AS. h[=e]la, perh. for
     h[=o]hila, fr. AS. h[=o]h heel (cf. Hough); but cf. D.
     hiel, OFries. heila, h[=e]la, Icel. h[ae]ll, Dan. h[ae]l, Sw.
     h[aum]l, and L. calx. [root]12. Cf. Inculcate.]
     1. The hinder part of the foot; sometimes, the whole foot; --
        in man or quadrupeds.
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              He [the stag] calls to mind his strength and then
              his speed,
              His winged heels and then his armed head. --Denham.
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     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
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     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.
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     4. Anything regarded as like a human heel in shape; a
        protuberance; a knob.
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     5. The part of a thing corresponding in position to the human
        heel; the lower part, or part on which a thing rests;
        (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.
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     6. (Man.) Management by the heel, especially the spurred
        heel; as, the horse understands the heel well.
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     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. --Gwilt.
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     8. (Golf) The part of the face of the club head nearest the
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     9. In a carding machine, the part of a flat nearest the
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     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
     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Heel \Heel\ (h[=e]l), v. i. [OE. helden to lean, incline, AS.
     heldan, hyldan; akin to Icel. halla, Dan. helde, Sw.
     h[aum]lla to tilt, pour, and perh. to E. hill.] (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.
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     Heeling error (Naut.), a deviation of the compass caused by
        the heeling of an iron vessel to one side or the other.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Heel \Heel\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Heeled; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To perform by the use of the heels, as in dancing,
        running, and the like. [R.]
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              I cannot sing,
              Nor heel the high lavolt.             --Shak.
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     2. To add a heel to; as, to heel a shoe.
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     3. To arm with a gaff, as a cock for fighting.
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     4. (Golf) To hit (the ball) with the heel of the club.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     5. (Football) To make (a fair catch) standing with one foot
        advanced, the heel on the ground and the toe up.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the bottom of a shoe or boot; the back part of a shoe or
           boot that touches the ground and provides elevation
      2: the back part of the human foot
      3: someone who is morally reprehensible; "you dirty dog" [syn:
         cad, bounder, blackguard, dog, hound, heel]
      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
      v 1: tilt to one side; "The balloon heeled over"; "the wind made
           the vessel heel"; "The ship listed to starboard" [syn:
           list, heel]
      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: heel, reheel]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  209 Moby Thesaurus words for "heel":
     SOB, accouter, afterpart, afterpiece, appoint, arch, arm, back,
     back door, back seat, back side, balance, bastard, bear off, bedog,
     behind, bend, blackguard, bounder, branch off, breech, broke,
     bugger, cad, cant, careen, change the bearing, chase, clubfoot,
     come about, come after, come behind, counter, creep, crust, curve,
     depart from, destitute, detour, deviate, digit, digress, divagate,
     divaricate, diverge, dog, dowdy, dress, end, equip, escape,
     extremity, fantail, fart, fetch about, fetlock, fit, fit out,
     fit up, flee, fly the coop, follow, foot, forefoot, forepaw,
     furnish, gear, go about, go after, go behind, harefoot, hind end,
     hind part, hindhead, hood, hoof, hooligan, hound, impoverished,
     in straitened circumstances, incline, instep, jerk, knave,
     lay down, lean, lean over, leavings, lie along, list, louse,
     lowlife, man, meanie, miscreant, mother, move behind, munition,
     occiput, out at elbows, outfit, pad, pastern, patte, paw,
     pedal extremity, pedes, pes, philanderer, pied, pill, pivot,
     pivot about, poop, poor, posterior, postern, prepare, pug, pursue,
     put about, rascal, rat, rear, rear end, rearward, recline,
     remainder, remains, remnant, residual, residue, residuum, rest,
     reverse, rig, rig out, rig up, rind, rogue, rotter, round,
     rudderpost, run away, run off, run-down, scamp, scoundrel, seedy,
     shabby, shadow, sheer, shift, shit, shithead, shitheel, slope,
     slovenly, sod, sole, spin, splayfoot, split, staff, stern,
     stinkard, stinker, strapped, string along, stump, swerve, swine,
     swing, swing round, swivel, tack, tag, tag after, tag along, tail,
     tail end, tailgate, tailpiece, take flight, tilt, tip, toe, tootsy,
     trail, trail after, tread close upon, trend, trotter, turd, turn,
     turn about, turn around, turn aside, turn out, turn round,
     turn tail, ungula, vary, veer, veer around, wheel, wheel about,
     whirl, worm

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