Beckham bone
 n.— «The Jones fracture, as it came to be called, occurs near the ankle end of the bone, and befalls dancers and soccer players (the metatarsal is known in England as “the Beckham bone”); the Vineyard fracture, meanwhile, is an avulsion fracture—the ankle twists, jerking the connecting tendon and a piece of bone away from the foot—and afflicts an athlete of a different sort.» —“The Vineyard Fracture” by Lauren Collins New Yorker Aug. 21, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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