In professional wrestling, a heel is a villain character. Heels are the supposed "bad guys" in professional wrestling storylines. They are typically opposed by a face . Some tweeners exhibit heel mannerisms. Heels are often portrayed as behaving in an immoral manner, breaking rules or otherwise taking advantage of their opponents outside the bounds of the rules of the match. Others do not break rules but instead exhibit unlikeable personality traits. No matter the type of heel, the most important job is that of the antagonist role. Heels exist to provide a foil to the face wrestlers. If a given heel is cheered over the face, a promoter may opt to turn ...

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  1. The rear part of the foot, where it joins the leg.
  2. The part of a shoe's sole which supports the foot's heel.
  3. The rear part of a sock or similar covering for the foot.
  4. The back upper part of the stock.
  5. The last or lowest part of anything; as, the heel of a mast or the heel of a vessel.
  6. A crust end-piece of a loaf of bread.
  7. The base of a bun sliced in half lengthwise.
  8. A contemptible, inconsiderate or thoughtless person.
  9. A wrestler whose on-ring persona embodies villainous or reprehensible traits. Contrast with babyface.
  10. The cards set aside for later use in a patience or solitaire game.
  11. Anything regarded as like a human heel in shape; a protuberance; a knob.
  12. The lower end of a timber in a frame, as a post or rafter. Specifically, , the obtuse angle of the lower end of a rafter set sloping.
  13. A cyma reversa; so called by workmen.

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. The act of inclining or canting from a vertical position; a cant.
    The ship gave a heel to port.


  1. To follow at somebody's heels; to chase closely.
  2. To add a heel to, or increase the size of the heel of (a shoe or boot).
  3. To kick with the heel.
  4. To perform by the use of the heels, as in dancing, running, etc.
  5. To arm with a gaff, as a cock for fighting.

Verb (etymology 2)

  1. To incline to one side, to tilt (especially of ships).

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