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noun [countable] heel pronunciation in British English /hiːl/
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  1. 1
    the back part of your foot, below your ankle
    I’ve got a sore heel.
    sit back on your heels: He sat back on his heels and swore.
  2. 4
    the part of the front of your hand nearest your wrist
    Apply some pressure to your lower back with the heels of your hands.

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