n. A thick ankle, particularly one that appears to be a continuation of the calf.
Montana wants to get rid of her "cankles" — ankles as thick as calves.
—Kerrie Murphy, “Class clown trails pack,” The Weekend Australian, January 10, 2004
But think about it, if your ankles or calves are large enough to be mistaken for each other, or worse yet, if they seemed to have formed a unit called the "cankle," and you could do something about it — wouldn't you?
—Keith Olbermann, “Countdown,” MSNBC, June 27, 2003
2000 (earliest)
What's the first thing you notice in a woman? Whether she has cankles or not. Cankles are where your calves slide right down into your ankles.
—Mike Vanderjagt, “Q&A … With Mike Vanderjagt,” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, September 10, 2000
As Madden looked at the physique of the Rams' Jeff Zgonina, a 6-foot-2, 305-pound defensive tackle, he said, "Ever see his legs?" He noted that the area between Zgonina's calves and ankles — the cankles, he labeled them — were the biggest he had ever seen. (Madden, a former offensive lineman, has sizable cankles, too.)

Summerall added: "We've got a new one for the books. He's got a 38 cankle."
—Richard Sandomir, “It May Not Be Right, But That's the Rule,” The New York Times, January 21, 2002
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