noun. any bone of the foot between the ankle and the toes.
1. Noun, singular or mass Shoes that are too tight in length, width or height can compress your nerves, particularly the nerve in the metatarsal arch at the ball of your feet, and make your feet fall asleep. 2. Adjective A metatarsal fracture is often caused by an overuse injury and results in pain in the middle of your foot.