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  Definition of shank
  1. a poor golf stroke in which the heel of the club hits the ball
  2. lower part of the leg extending from the hock to the fetlock in hoofed mammals
  3. the narrow part of the shoe connecting the heel and the wide part of the sole
  4. cylinder forming the part of a bit by which it is held in the drill
  5. cylinder forming the part of a bolt between the thread and the head
  6. cylinder forming a long narrow part of something
  7. the part of the human leg between the knee and the ankle
  8. a cut of meat (beef or veal or mutton or lamb) from the upper part of the leg
  9. hit (a golf ball) with the heel of a club, causing the ball to veer in the wrong direction
Similar Words: cannon, waist, stem

 

Hyponyms: foreshank, hindshank

 

Part Meronyms: animal leg, ungulate, hoofed mammal, sole, bit, bolt, anchor, ground tackle, key, handle, grip, handgrip, hold, nail, pin, wineglass, leg

 

Anagrams: Hanks

 

 
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