a sock that reaches just above the ankle.
an ornamental circlet worn around the ankle.

1810–20; ankle + -let Unabridged
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anklet (ˈæŋklɪt)
1.  an ornamental chain worn around the ankle
2.  the US word for ankle sock

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Word Origin & History

"ring for an ankle," 1819, from ankle, with dim. suffix -let, after bracelet.
"She was bewitched to see
The many-coloured anklets."

[Shelley, 1819]
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Encyclopedia Britannica


in jewelry, bracelet worn around the ankle. Ornamental anklets have been worn for centuries, particularly in the East. Jewelry found in Persia and dating from the end of the 2nd millennium to the 7th century BC includes anklets, some decorated with animals such as an ibex with curving horns. Anklets are still common in India, where they are sometimes adorned with jewels and bells and often hollowed and filled with shot, so as to jangle rhythmically when worn by dancers.

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Example sentences
Although it appears to be a ring, the thing is stretchy enough to be a bracelet, or an anklet.
Either type of system can be defeated by either cutting or removing the anklet or bracelet.
Inmates are monitored by an electronic anklet, periodic telephone voice-verification, and random visits by correctional staff.
Add boiling water, anklet it boil three minutes only.
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