The last to take the runway was a shimmering gold, high-low gown with two elbow length cuffs, a thick choker, and heeled mules.
She heeled over fearfully, yet I knew must be making great lee-way.
"Bessie, you're reet clipt and heeled for sure," responded her companion.
Francesco, with a grim twist of the mouth, heeled on his horse and took to the woods.
As she heeled over, he lost his hold and fell into the foaming waters.
The breeze freshened, and having all sail set, we heeled over till the lee guns dipped into the water.
I was heeled also, and I held up my gun to scare him off and let me get away.
Presently she heeled over, for, with a triumphant scream, the wind leapt on to her from a fresh quarter.
Over and over it heeled, and it looked as though it would go to pieces.
I caught a glimpse of the men on the lower-yards as they were blotted from view and as the Elsinore heeled over and down.
"provided with money," 1880, American English, from earlier sense "furnished with a gun, armed" (1866), from still earlier sense "furnish (a gamecock) with a heel-like spur" (1560s); see heel (n.1).
"back of the foot," Old English hela, from Proto-Germanic *hanhilon (cf. Old Norse hæll, Old Frisian hel, Dutch hiel), from PIE *kenk- (3) "heel, bend of the knee" (cf. Old English hoh "hock").
Meaning "back of a shoe or boot" is c.1400. Down at heels (1732) refers to heels of boots or shoes worn down and the owner too poor to replace them. For Achilles' heel "only vulnerable spot" see Achilles. To "fight with (one's) heels" (fighten with heles) in Middle English meant "to run away."
"contemptible person," 1914 in U.S. underworld slang, originally "incompetent or worthless criminal," perhaps from a sense of "person in the lowest position" and thus from heel (n.1).
"to lean to one side," in reference to a ship, Old English hieldan "incline, lean, slope," from Proto-Germanic *helthijanan (cf. Middle Dutch helden "to lean," Dutch hellen, Old Norse hallr "inclined," Old High German halda, German halde "slope, declivity"). Re-spelled 16c. from Middle English hield, probably by misinterpretation of -d as a past tense suffix.
The rounded posterior portion of the foot under and behind the ankle.
A similar anatomical part, such as the rounded base of the palm.
[last sense fr heel, ''arm a fighting cock with a gaff or spur,'' found by 1755]