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hank

 (hăngk)
n.
1. A coil or loop.
2. Nautical A ring on a stay attached to the luff of a jib or staysail.
3. A looped bundle, as of yarn.

[Middle English, from Old Norse hönk.]

hank

(hæŋk)
n
1. (Textiles) a loop, coil, or skein, as of rope, wool, or yarn
2. (Nautical Terms) nautical a ringlike fitting that can be opened to admit a stay for attaching the luff of a sail
3. (Units) a unit of measurement of cloth, yarn, etc, such as a length of 840 yards (767 m) of cotton or 560 yards (512 m) of worsted yarn
vb
(Nautical Terms) (tr) nautical to attach (a sail) to a stay by hanks
[C13: of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse hanka to coil, Swedish hank string]

hank

(hæŋk)

n.
2. a specific length of thread or yarn according to the type of fiber, as 840 yards (768.1 m) for cotton or 300 yards (274.32 m) for linen.
3. a coil, knot, or loop: a hank of hair.
4. a ring, link, or shackle for securing the luff of a staysail or jib to its stay or the luff or head of a gaff sail to the mast or gaff.
[1175–1225; Middle English < Old Norse hǫnk hank, coil, skein, clasp; akin to hang]

Hank

 circular coil of anything flexible; a skein or coil of thread.

hank


Past participle: hanked
Gerund: hanking

Imperative
hank
hank
Present
I hank
you hank
he/she/it hanks
we hank
you hank
they hank
Preterite
I hanked
you hanked
he/she/it hanked
we hanked
you hanked
they hanked
Present Continuous
I am hanking
you are hanking
he/she/it is hanking
we are hanking
you are hanking
they are hanking
Present Perfect
I have hanked
you have hanked
he/she/it has hanked
we have hanked
you have hanked
they have hanked
Past Continuous
I was hanking
you were hanking
he/she/it was hanking
we were hanking
you were hanking
they were hanking
Past Perfect
I had hanked
you had hanked
he/she/it had hanked
we had hanked
you had hanked
they had hanked
Future
I will hank
you will hank
he/she/it will hank
we will hank
you will hank
they will hank
Future Perfect
I will have hanked
you will have hanked
he/she/it will have hanked
we will have hanked
you will have hanked
they will have hanked
Future Continuous
I will be hanking
you will be hanking
he/she/it will be hanking
we will be hanking
you will be hanking
they will be hanking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hanking
you have been hanking
he/she/it has been hanking
we have been hanking
you have been hanking
they have been hanking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hanking
you will have been hanking
he/she/it will have been hanking
we will have been hanking
you will have been hanking
they will have been hanking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hanking
you had been hanking
he/she/it had been hanking
we had been hanking
you had been hanking
they had been hanking
Conditional
I would hank
you would hank
he/she/it would hank
we would hank
you would hank
they would hank
Past Conditional
I would have hanked
you would have hanked
he/she/it would have hanked
we would have hanked
you would have hanked
they would have hanked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hank - a coil of rope or wool or yarn
coil, helix, volute, whorl, spiral - a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops; "a coil of rope"
skein - coils of worsted yarn

hank

noun coil, roll, length, bunch, piece, loop, clump, skein He twisted up the hank of rope.
Translations
شِلَّة صوف أو خيطان
přadeno
bundtnøgle
kieppilitsaratsastajavyyhti
motring
hespa; hönk
sruoga
šķetere
pradeno

hank

[hæŋk] N [of wool] → madeja f; [of hair] → mechón m

hank

[ˈhæŋk] n
[wool] → écheveau m
[hair] → touffe f

hank

n (of wool etc)Strang m; (of hair, fur)Büschel nt

hank

[hæŋk] n (of wool) → matassa; (of hair) → ciocca (Naut) → garroccio

hank

(hӕŋk) noun
a coil or loop of rope, wool, string etc. hanks of knitting-wool.
References in classic literature ?
Old Hank Bunker done it once, and bragged about it; and in less than two years he got drunk and fell off of the shot-tower, and spread him- self out so that he was just a kind of a layer, as you may say; and they slid him edgeways between two barn doors for a coffin, and buried him so, so they say, but I didn't see it.
Such a sallow-faced girl: if she put on a bit of pink ribbon, she looked as yellow as a crow-flower and her hair was as straight as a hank of cotton.
Trap-robber, horse-thief, squaw-man, renegado - Hank Butters - I know him very well.
It rose close to the hank, and blowing like a grampus, Namgay Doola wiped the water out of his eyes and made obeisance to the king.
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Featuring stunning illustrations that appear to be photographs of three-dimensional cloth sculpture, Hank Has a Dream is a children's picturebook in which the teddy bear Hank has a dream about flying.
The Dire Straits star also invited Hank to join the band on their series of sell-out concerts at Wembley Arena in 1985 and they recorded a version of Wonderful Land for charity in 1993 - previously a number one hit" The Dire Straits star also invited Hank to join the band on their series of sell-out concerts at Wembley Arena in 1985 and they recorded a version of Wonderful Land for charity in 1993 - previously a number one hit single for Hank and The Shadows in 1962.