Complete Definition of "shank"

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English

Etymology
ME. shanke, from OE. scanca

Pronunciation
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-æÅčk|-æÅčk

Noun
en-noun

  1. The lower part of the leg; shin.
  2. meat|Meat from that part of an animal.
  3. A straight, narrow part of an object; shaft; stem
  4. A protruding part of an object, by which it is or can be attached.
  5. The metal part on a curb bit that falls below the mouthpiece of the bit, which length controls the severity of the leverage action of the bit, and to which the reins of the bridle are attached
  6. sports A poorly played golf shot in which the ball is struck by the part of the club head that connects to the shaft. See thin,fat,toe
  7. (slang) An improvised stabbing weapon
  8. (slang) Bad.

Derived terms
greenshank
redshank
shank-nag
shank-weary
shankbone - the bone of the foreleg
shanks' nag
shanks' mare
shanks' pony

Translations
trans-top|lower part of the leg
Bosnian: potkoljenica f
Croatian: t-|hr|gnjat|m
Finnish: t+|fi|sääri (in humans), t|fi|potka (in animals)
German: Unterschenkel m
Portuguese: perna f, canela f, tornozelo m
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trans-top|meat from that part of animal
Finnish: t|fi|potka, t|fi|etupotka (front leg), t|fi|takapotka (hind leg)
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trans-top|straight, narrow part of an object
Finnish: t+|fi|varsi
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trans-top|protruding part of an object, by which it can be attached
Finnish: t|fi|kahva, t|fi|otin, t|fi|ripa
trans-mid
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trans-top|part of curb bit
Finnish: t|fi|varsi
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Verb
en-verb

  1. archaic To travel on foot
  2. slang To stab

Adjective
en-adj|er

  1. bad|Bad.

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