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shank

 (shăngk)
n.
1.
a. The part of the human leg between the knee and ankle.
b. A corresponding part in other vertebrates.
2.
a. The whole leg of a human.
b. A leg or leglike part.
3. A cut of meat from the leg of a steer, calf, sheep, or lamb.
4. The long narrow part of a nail or pin.
5. A stem, stalk, or similar part.
6. Nautical The stem of an anchor.
7. The long shaft of a fishhook.
8. The part of a tobacco pipe between the bowl and stem.
9. The shaft of a key.
10. The narrow section of the handle of a spoon.
11. Printing The section of a body of type between the shoulder and the foot.
12.
a. The narrow part of the sole of a shoe under the instep.
b. A piece of material, such as metal, that is used to reinforce or shape this part of a shoe.
13. A projection, such as a ring, on the back of a button by which it is sewn to cloth.
14.
a. See tang1.
b. The part of a tool, such as a drill, that connects the functioning head to the handle.
15.
a. The latter or remaining part, especially of a period of time.
b. The early or primary part of a period of time: the shank of the evening.
16. Slang A knife or other sharp, pointed implement, especially one that has been fashioned from something else; a shiv.
tr.v. shanked, shank·ing, shanks Sports
1. To hit (a golf ball) with the heel of the club, causing the ball to veer in the wrong direction.
2. Slang To stab (a person) with a sharp, pointed implement.

[Middle English shanke, from Old English sceanca.]

shanked adj.

shank

(ʃæŋk)
n
1. (Anatomy) anatomy the shin
2. (Zoology) the corresponding part of the leg in vertebrates other than man
3. (Cookery) a cut of meat from the top part of an animal's shank
4. the main part of a tool, between the working part and the handle
5. the part of a bolt between the thread and the head
6. the cylindrical part of a bit by which it is held in the drill
7. (Clothing & Fashion) the ring or stem on the back of some buttons
8. the stem or long narrow part of a key, anchor, hook, spoon handle, nail, pin, etc
9. (Jewellery) the band of a ring as distinguished from the setting
10. (Clothing & Fashion)
a. the part of a shoe connecting the wide part of the sole with the heel
b. the metal or leather piece used for this
11. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing the body of a piece of type, between the shoulder and the foot
12. (Metallurgy) engineering a ladle used for molten metal
13. (Instruments) music another word for crook6
vb
14. (Plant Pathology) (intr) (of fruits, roots, etc) to show disease symptoms, esp discoloration
15. (Golf) (tr) golf to mishit (the ball) with the foot of the shaft rather than the face of the club
[Old English scanca; related to Old Frisian schanke, Middle Low German schenke, Danish, Swedish skank leg]

shank

(ʃæŋk)

n.
1.
a. the part of the lower limb in humans between the knee and the ankle.
b. the corresponding part in other vertebrates.
2. the lower limb; the entire leg.
3. a cut of meat from the top part of the front (foreshank) or back (hind shank) leg of an animal.
4.
a. a straight, narrow, shaftlike part of various objects usu. connecting two more important or complex parts, as the stem of a tobacco pipe.
b. a knob or projection that allows a device to be attached to another object.
5. Informal. the early part of a period of time.
6. the narrow part of the sole of a shoe, lying beneath the instep.
8. Print. the body of a type, between the shoulder and the foot.
9. the part of a ring that surrounds the finger; hoop.
10. Slang. a dagger fashioned from available materials by a prison inmate.
v.t.
11. to mishit (a golf ball) with the club's shaft or heel, causing the ball to veer to the side.
[before 900; Old English sc(e)anca; c. Low German schanke leg, thigh]

shank

  • stummel - A pipe's bowl and shank.
  • shank - Each half of a pair of scissors; also the stem of a wine glass.
  • shank - Once meant "the remainder, the rest," as in "shank of the evening."
  • scare - The shank of a golf club can be called the scare.

shank


Past participle: shanked
Gerund: shanking

Imperative
shank
shank
Present
I shank
you shank
he/she/it shanks
we shank
you shank
they shank
Preterite
I shanked
you shanked
he/she/it shanked
we shanked
you shanked
they shanked
Present Continuous
I am shanking
you are shanking
he/she/it is shanking
we are shanking
you are shanking
they are shanking
Present Perfect
I have shanked
you have shanked
he/she/it has shanked
we have shanked
you have shanked
they have shanked
Past Continuous
I was shanking
you were shanking
he/she/it was shanking
we were shanking
you were shanking
they were shanking
Past Perfect
I had shanked
you had shanked
he/she/it had shanked
we had shanked
you had shanked
they had shanked
Future
I will shank
you will shank
he/she/it will shank
we will shank
you will shank
they will shank
Future Perfect
I will have shanked
you will have shanked
he/she/it will have shanked
we will have shanked
you will have shanked
they will have shanked
Future Continuous
I will be shanking
you will be shanking
he/she/it will be shanking
we will be shanking
you will be shanking
they will be shanking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been shanking
you have been shanking
he/she/it has been shanking
we have been shanking
you have been shanking
they have been shanking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been shanking
you will have been shanking
he/she/it will have been shanking
we will have been shanking
you will have been shanking
they will have been shanking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been shanking
you had been shanking
he/she/it had been shanking
we had been shanking
you had been shanking
they had been shanking
Conditional
I would shank
you would shank
he/she/it would shank
we would shank
you would shank
they would shank
Past Conditional
I would have shanked
you would have shanked
he/she/it would have shanked
we would have shanked
you would have shanked
they would have shanked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shank - a cut of meat (beef or veal or mutton or lamb) from the upper part of the legshank - a cut of meat (beef or veal or mutton or lamb) from the upper part of the leg
cut of meat, cut - a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass
foreshank - a cut of meat from the upper part of a front leg
hindshank - a cut of meat from the upper part of a rear leg
2.shank - the part of the human leg between the knee and the ankle
body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
leg - a human limb; commonly used to refer to a whole limb but technically only the part of the limb between the knee and ankle
calf, sura - the muscular back part of the shank
3.shank - cylinder forming a long narrow part of something
anchor, ground tackle - a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving
handgrip, handle, grip, hold - the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; "he grabbed the hammer by the handle"; "it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip"
key - metal device shaped in such a way that when it is inserted into the appropriate lock the lock's mechanism can be rotated
nail - a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener
pin - a small slender (often pointed) piece of wood or metal used to support or fasten or attach things
wineglass - a glass that has a stem and in which wine is served
cylinder - a surface generated by rotating a parallel line around a fixed line
4.shank - cylinder forming the part of a bolt between the thread and the head
bolt - a screw that screws into a nut to form a fastener
cylinder - a surface generated by rotating a parallel line around a fixed line
5.shank - cylinder forming the part of a bit by which it is held in the drill
bit - the cutting part of a drill; usually pointed and threaded and is replaceable in a brace or bitstock or drill press; "he looked around for the right size bit"
cylinder - a surface generated by rotating a parallel line around a fixed line
6.shank - the narrow part of the shoe connecting the heel and the wide part of the sole
part, portion - something less than the whole of a human artifact; "the rear part of the house"; "glue the two parts together"
sole - the underside of footwear or a golf club
7.shank - lower part of the leg extending from the hock to the fetlock in hoofed mammals
hoofed mammal, ungulate - any of a number of mammals with hooves that are superficially similar but not necessarily closely related taxonomically
cannon bone - greatly developed metatarsal or metacarpal bone in the shank or cannon part of the leg in hoofed mammals
animal leg - the leg of an animal
body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
8.shank - a poor golf stroke in which the heel of the club hits the ball
golf shot, golf stroke, swing - the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it
Verb1.shank - hit (a golf ball) with the heel of a club, causing the ball to veer in the wrong direction
golf, golf game - a game played on a large open course with 9 or 18 holes; the object is use as few strokes as possible in playing all the holes
hit - cause to move by striking; "hit a ball"
Translations
ساق
dříkholeň
halsskinneben
etupotkakahvaotinpotkaripa
gnjat
fótleggurteinn, leggur
blauzdasmaigas
apakšstilbskāja
driek
baldırçivi gövdesi

shank

[ʃæŋk] N (= part of leg) → caña f; (= bird's leg) → zanca f (Bot) → tallo m; (= handle) → mango m shankspiernas fpl
to go on or by Shanks's pony (hum) → ir en el coche de San Francisco, ir a golpe de calcetín

shank

n
(= part of leg, of person) → Unterschenkel m; (of horse)Unterarm m; (of beef)Hachse f; shanks (inf: = legs) → Hachsen pl (inf); (to go) on Shanks’ ponyauf Schusters Rappen (reiten)
(of anchor, key etc)Schaft m; (of spoon)Stiel m

shank

[ʃæŋk] n (of person) → stinco; (of animal) → garretto; (of tool) → manico

shank

(ʃӕŋk) noun
1. the leg, especially the part between the knee and foot.
2. the long straight part of eg a nail or screw.

shank

n. canilla de la pierna.
References in classic literature ?
At last the shank, in one complete rod, received its final heat; and as perth, to temper it, plunged it all hissing into the cask of water near by, the scalding steam shot up into Ahab's bent face.
The princess Nerovens de Morganore was missing, and two of her ladies in waiting: namely, Miss Angela Bohun, and the Demoiselle Elaine Courtemains, the former of these two being a young black sow with a white star in her forehead, and the latter a brown one with thin legs and a slight limp in the forward shank on the starboard side -- a couple of the tryingest blis- ters to drive that I ever saw.
The honest, rough piece of iron, so simple in appearance, has more parts than the human body has limbs: the ring, the stock, the crown, the flukes, the palms, the shank.
em flung out at her, an' she's got her shank bruised o' the near foreleg.
The rest of the shank was in the gimlet-hole where it had been broken off.
and as he emptied the thin glass he snapped the shank between his fingers.
I had forgotten what little geology I had studied at school--about all that remained was an impression of horror that the illustrations of restored prehistoric monsters had made upon me, and a well-defined belief that any man with a pig's shank and a vivid imagination could "restore" most any sort of paleolithic monster he saw fit, and take rank as a first class paleontologist.
Near him was Sancho Panza holding the halter of his ass, at whose feet was another label that said, "Sancho Zancas," and according to the picture, he must have had a big belly, a short body, and long shanks, for which reason, no doubt, the names of Panza and Zancas were given him, for by these two surnames the history several times calls him.
He had two whitish tusks, beautifully curved, and about eight feet in length; and in these the shanks of the anchor had firmly caught.
They were Chinese, with expressionless, Sphinx-like faces, and they walked in peculiar shambling fashion, dragging their feet as if the clumsy brogans were too heavy for their lean shanks.
My clothes were beginning to rot; my stockings in particular were quite worn through, so that my shanks went naked; my hands had grown quite soft with the continual soaking; my throat was very sore, my strength had much abated, and my heart so turned against the horrid stuff I was condemned to eat, that the very sight of it came near to sicken me.
And he sat, his lean shanks crossed, nodding at the steam escaping from the cooking-pot with a gaze senile and worried.