Definition of Hank

1. Noun. A coil of rope or wool or yarn.

Generic synonyms: Coil, Helix, Spiral, Volute, Whorl
Specialized synonyms: Skein



Definition of Hank

1. n. A parcel consisting of two or more skeins of yarn or thread tied together.

2. v. t. To fasten with a rope, as a gate.

3. n. A throw in which a wrestler turns his left side to his opponent, twines his left leg about his opponent's right leg from the inside, and throws him backward.

Definition of Hank

1. Proper noun. (diminutive=Henry male given name). ¹

2. Proper noun. (archaic) A diminutive of the given name Hankin (a medieval form of John). ¹

3. Noun. A coil or loop of something, especially twine, yarn, or rope ¹

4. Noun. (nautical) A ring or shackle that secures a staysail to its stay and allows the sail to glide smoothly up and down. ¹

5. Noun. (Ulster) doubt, difficulty ¹

6. Noun. (Ulster) mess, tangle ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To form into hanks. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive UK dialect) To fasten with a rope, as a gate. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hank

1. to fasten a sail [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Hank

1. 1. A parcel consisting of two or more skeins of yarn or thread tied together. 2. A rope or withe for fastening a gate. 3. Hold; influence. "When the devil hath got such a hank over him." (Bp. Sanderson) 4. A ring or eye of rope, wood, or iron, attached to the edge of a sail and running on a stay. Origin: Cf. Dan. Hank handle, Sw. Hank a band or tie, Icel. Hanki hasp, clasp, honk, hangr, hank, coil, skein, G. Henkel, henk, handle; ar prob. Akin to E. Hang. See Hang. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hank

hangs out to dry
hangs up
hangtag
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hangul
hangulization
hangup
hangups
hanimal
haniwa
hanjaeo
hanjar
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hank (current term)
hank panky
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hankerer
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hankie
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