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Shank meaning

shank - 16 dictionary results

  1. 1. hit ( a golf ball) with the heel of a club, causing the ball to veer in the wrong direction
  2. 2. See Chank.
  3. 3. The part of the leg from the knee to the foot; the shin; the shin bone; also, the whole leg.
  4. 4. Hence, that part of an instrument, tool, or other thing, which connects the acting part with a handle or other part, by which it is held or moved.
  5. 5. That part of a key which is between the bow and the part which enters the wards of the lock.
  6. 6. The middle part of an anchor, or that part which is between the ring and the arms.
  7. 7. That part of a hoe, rake, knife, or the like, by which it is secured to a handle.
  8. 8. A loop forming an eye to a button.
  9. 9. The space between two channels of the Doric triglyph.
  10. 10. A large ladle for molten metal, fitted with long bars for handling it.
  11. 11. The body of a type.
  12. 12. The part of the sole beneath the instep connecting the broader front part with the heel.
  13. 13. Flat- nosed pliers, used by opticians for nipping off the edges of pieces of glass to make them round.
  14. 14. A wading bird with long legs; as, the green- legged shank, or knot; the yellow shank, or tattler; - called also shanks.
  15. 15. To fall off, as a leaf, flower, or capsule, on account of disease affecting the supporting footstalk; - usually followed by off.
  16. 16. Leg between the knee and foot; any slender part between expansions.

shank - examples of usage

  1. There were ducks, too, off Starfish Island again, but nothing flying in the blue except a slow hawk or some wandering gull, or now and then an eagle- sometimes a mature bird, in all the splendor of white head and tail, sometimes a young bird, seemingly larger, and all gray from crest to shank.
  2. It had a long, tapering shank- part of the fruit itself, where the pericarp narrowed towards its peduncle- and through this a string had been passed, by which the gourd could be suspended upon a peg.
  3. I know it's only the shank of the afternoon, but I'm hungry and I probably have a long hard night ahead of me.
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