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Definition of the noun shank
What does shank mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: shanks
- a cut of meat (beef or veal or mutton or lamb) from the upper part of the leg
- the part of the human leg between the knee and the ankle
- cylinder forming a long narrow part of something
- lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
- synonym of shank: stem
- more generic word: cylinder = a surface generated by rotating a parallel line around a fixed line
- part of: anchor / ground tackle = a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving; grip / handgrip / handle / hold = the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; 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 forming the part of a bolt between the thread and the head
- cylinder forming the part of a bit by which it is held in the drill
- the narrow part of the shoe connecting the heel and the wide part of the sole
- lower part of the leg extending from the hock to the fetlock in hoofed mammals
- lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
- synonym of shank: cannon
- more generic term: body part = any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
- part of: hoofed mammal / ungulate = any of a number of mammals with hooves that are superficially similar but not necessarily closely related taxonomically; animal leg = the leg of an animal
- part: cannon bone = greatly developed metatarsal or metacarpal bone in the shank or cannon part of the leg in hoofed mammals
- a poor golf stroke in which the heel of the club hits the ball
Alternative definition of the noun shank
- The lower part of the leg; shin.
- Meat from that part of an animal.
- A straight, narrow part of an object; shaft; stem.
- The handle of a pair of shears, connecting the ride to the neck.
- The center part of a fishhook between the eye and the hook, the 'hook' being the curved part that bends toward the point.
- A protruding part of an object, by which it is or can be attached.
- 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.
- [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.
- [slang] An improvised stabbing weapon.
- [slang] De-pantsing an individual, to some in the south.
Specialised definition of the noun shank
Glossary of sports / golf
when a player hits the ball by mistake close to the heel of the club so that it makes contact with the hosel, causing the bail to fly to the right (for a right-handed player) (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)
the portion of the hosel nearest the club's face
Definition of the adjective shank
What does shank mean as an attribute of a noun?
- [slang] Bad.
Definition of the verb shank
What does shank mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: shanked | shanking | shanks
- hit (a golf ball) with the heel of a club, causing the ball to veer in the wrong direction
Alternative definition of the verb shank
- [archaic] to travel on foot
- [slang] to stab, especially with an improvised blade
- [slang] to remove another's pants, especially in jest
- [transitive, chiefly golf, football] to hit or kick the ball in an unintended direction
Specialised definition of the verb shank
Glossary of sports / golf
to hit a shot with the shank, which causes it to go sharply off line, usually to the right for a right-handed golfer
- "Shank" is a 2010 British action film directed by first-time filmmaker Mo Ali. Written by Paul Van Carter, it was shot in London in 2009. The movie stars Adam Deacon, Bashy, Jennie Jacques, Kaya Scodelario, Kedar Williams-Stirling and Rory Beresford in the lead roles. It was released on 26 March 2010.
- country: United Kingdom
- language: English Language
- producer: Terry Stone
- Aml Ameen as Bus Conductor
- Terry Stone as Papa
- Kaya Scodelario as Tasha
- Colin Salmon as Boogie
- Jan Uddin as Sweet Boy
- Adam Deacon as Kickz
- Michael Socha as Craze
- Robert Fucilla as Breezer
- Bashy as Rager
- Kedar Williams-Stirling as Junior
- Jennie Jacques as Ree Ree
- Rheanne Murray as Lexy
- Jerome Holder as Tugz
- Robbie Gee as Beano
- Luke de Woolfson as Whisper
- Eddie Kadi as Reggae Chef
- Anthony Warren as Paws
- Tempa T
- D Double E
- Lia Saville as Maze
- Serena Catapano as Cat
- Rebecca Ferdinando as Beanie
- Von Adams as Von
- Lee Donaghy as Donny
- Daniel J.W. Wilson as Bob
- Jon Nickoll as Street Pianist
- Gabrielle Ryan as Phoenix
- Mr Shaodow as Club Victim
- James Helder as Security Guard #1
- Michael Young as Security Guard #2
- Clyde the Pitbull as Dutty
- Eric Kolelas
- Shiden Mezghebe as Gang Member #1
- Gino Picciano as Tramp #1
- Jayme Swiftt as Club Customer
- Leila Wong as Poor Girl
- Rochelle De-Terville as Slaughter Gurl
- Sian Doughty as Tramp #2
- Shezai Fejzo as Guard
- Lee Nicholas Harris as Gang Member #2
- Dan How as Boxer
- Oleg Kalninsh as Neighbour #1
- Mike Linnane as Delivery driver
- Alexandra Lyon as Slaughter Girl
- Mel Mills as Armoured Car Driver #1
- Louis Murrall as Riot Cop
- Bryony Neylan-Francis as Spectator
- Colin Osborne Jr. as Armoured Car Driver #2
- Kingsley Pilgrim as Souljah
- Theresa Pope as Gang Member #3
- location: London
- genres: Action Film, Suspense, Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure
- released on (5 years ago)
- "Shank" is a 2009 British drama film starring Wayne Virgo, Marc Laurent, Alice Payne, Tom Bott and Garry Summers. The film was written by Darren Flaxstone and Christian Martin, and directed by Simon Pearce & Christian Martin.
- country: United Kingdom
- languages: English Language, French
- producers: Christian Martin & Robert Shulevitz
- production design by Jez Hunziker
- written by Darren Flaxstone & Christian Martin
- cinematography by Simon Pearce
- edited by Darren Flaxstone
- music by Barnaby Taylor
- costume design by Stewart Meachem
- genres: LGBT, Gay Themed, Indie film, Drama
- subjects: Rape, Male nudity, Male full frontal
- rating: R (USA)
- released in (7 years ago)
- "Shank" is a 2008 short drama film written and directed by Chris J.Taylor.
- country: United Kingdom
- language: English Language
- director: Chris J. Taylor
- producers: Fabienne Riener & Chris J. Taylor
- written by Chris J. Taylor
- cinematography by James Mcaleer
- edited by Benjamin Mullins
- music by Rory Craig, Simon Watkin
- genre: Drama
- released in (8 years ago)
"Shank" is a 2D side-scrolling beat 'em up video game developed by Canadian independent studio Klei Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts in 2010. It was released on August 24 for the PlayStation 3, on August 25 for the Xbox 360, and on October 26 for Microsoft Windows. In December 2011, it was re-released as part of the collection Humble Indie Bundle 4.
- mode: Cooperative gameplay, Single-player video game, Multiplayer video game
- developer: Klei Entertainment
- genres: Action game, Beat 'em up, Side-scrolling, Platform game
- publisher: Electronic Arts
- released on (5 years ago)
- Shank is a fictional character from the 2007 film Great World of Sound.
- Shank is a fictional character from the 2010 film Mob Rules.
- Shank is a fictional character in the comedy TV series The Wayans.
"Shank" is a composition.
- music by Jason Garner
Shank is a musical group.
- album: "Do"
Shank: A meat shank or shin is the portion of meat around the tibia of the animal, the leg bone beneath the knee.
There are other foods with Shank in their name, like Beef shank.
- Shank: In a boot or shoe, the shank is a part of the supportive structure between the insole and outsole. The presence of a shank is crucial to the functionality of mountaineering boots as they diminish the load incurred by the wearer’s feet and calves over the course of an ascent. Traditionally constructed of steel, contemporary shanks are more commonly made up of less heat conductive but equally rigid options such as fiberglass and Kevlar. The rigid nature of these materials contributes a protective element to the footwear into which they are integrated, helping shield the wearer’s feet from puncture wounds and stone bruises.
- Shank: A shank is a device for providing a small amount of space in between a garment and a button. Shanks are necessary to provide space for fabric to sit in between the button and the garment when the garment is buttoned. Shanks also allow a garment to hang and drape nicely.
- Shank a.k.a. SH3 and multiple ankyrin repeat domains 2 is a gene.
- also known as cortactin SH3 domain-binding protein, GKAP/SAPAP interacting protein, cortactin binding protein 1
Phrases with Shank
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So, You Want to Be a Dancer? (2015)
The Ultimate Guide to Exploring the Dance Industry by Laurel van der Linde
The shank is the spine of the shoe. It is a light piece of wood that runs the length of the shoe and is attached under the insole, supporting the foot while the dancer is ...
Implementing New Roles for the Academic Library by James F Williams Ii
Russell Shank is the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Library and Information Services Planning at UCLA, another one of the nation's major urban universities. Russell's paper describes the planning process in a multi-campus system where nine ...
by Eric Wolfe
A shank is a piece of very stiff, essentially inflexible material built into the sole of the boot. It is located between the insole and the outsole. In the most rigid form, the shank is typically made of steel, and is completely inflexible, but steel is heavy, ...
A Practical Guide To The Most Important Element Of Fly Fishing by Lefty Kreh
The shank is the straight portion of a fly.You can now buy commercially made bendback hooks; these have a short, straight portion just in back of the hook eye, and then the shank is bent so you can tie a Bend-Back fly. Such a bend should be ...
Perioperative Nursing (2011)
An Introductory Text by Lois Hamlin, Marilyn Richardson-Tench, Menna Davies
The shank is the area between the box lock and ringed handles; the length is appropriate to the wound depth. • Ratchets interlock to keep the jaws locked when the instrument is closed. • Ringed handles are for ease of holding. Serrated jaws ...
by Facts On File, Incorporated
Shank is the director of Lawrence, and defendants Henry H . Stauffer, Lisa Snow, T. F. Budinger, and William G. Donald, Jr., are all current or former physicians in its medical department. The named defendants are sued ...
by Monica M. Tighe, Marg Brown
A lead shank is a long leather strap with about 2 feet (0.75 m) of flat chain attached to it with a snap on the end.
Containing the Art of Farriery in All Its Branches; with Whatever Relates to the Manage, and to the Knowledge, Breeding, Feeding, and Dieting of Horses ... by Thomas Wallis (surgeon.)
The larger and broader the shank is the better. You will know when it is so, by the back-sinew being at a distance from the bone, or pretty well separate from it, and having no kind of swelling or humour betwixt it and the bone, which may cause ...
Field Guide to Meat (2004)
How to Identify, Select, and Prepare Virtually Every Meat, Poultry, and Game Cut by Aliza Green, John Kelsey
The shank is the smooth metal shaft in between. A square-tapered tang, like a tall pyramid, fits the chuck of a muscle-powered bit brace. Round and hexagonal shanks are meant for power drills, though they can be used in muscle-powered ...
A Description of Tools, Instruments, Machines, Processes, and Engineering; History of Inventions; General Technological Vocabulary; and Digest of Mechanical Appliances in Science and the Arts by Edward Henry Knight
itose-nail ; sharp point, a flat head showing facets, square shank. d. ftos<*-nail ; flat point, square shank. e. CVojp-nail; bastard (medium) thickness, ...
by John Jamieson
" SHANK, n. The handle; as, “ the shank o' ...
by Francis D. K. Ching
concrete nail Ahardened-steel nail having a fluted orthreaded shank and a diamond point for hammering into concrete or masonry. Also called masonry nail. flooring nail Anail for fastening floorboards, having ...
by Ariane Archambault
shank With the tobacco hole, it forms part of the ...
by David J. Bodenhamer, Robert G. Barrows
Shank, Samuel Lewis (Lew) (Jan.
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- Lamb shank
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- Lamb Shank
Jayne ordered the Lamb Shank.
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- Ballcock Shank Washer
...toilet parts = comedy. Do the math.
Photo credit: CJ Sorg
- Braised venison shank
Braised in some awful leftover wine with allspice, cloves, cumin, cardamon, salt, and pepper. Browned the shanks in bacon drippings while oven preheated to 350F. Poured maybe a cup of the wine in, brought to a simmer, then covered and put in the oven. After 20 minutes turned down to around 300, then after an hour turned down to 250. After another hour they were very tender. Removed the shanks and reduced the liquid into a sauce, then served with the sauce and mustard.
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- Stephen Shank
Caption: Stephen Shank, of Belgium, presenting a segment of Revelation in unforgettable drama.
Citation: Mennonite World Conference. Twelfth Mennonite World Conference, 1990, Winnipeg, Canada. Slides by T. Klassen; Script by John Dyck. X-9 Box 52 Folder 4 Slide 80. Mennonite Church USA Archives - Goshen. Goshen, Indiana.
- Shank's Bush - replanting
Photo credit: Samuel Mann
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- Short Shank Explanation
The Mikmar Short Shank Bit is popular worldwide for English, Western and Driving disciplines. It was one of the two original Mikmar bits, the other being the ...
- Tool Holder & Shank Definition - PowerMILL 2011
The tool holder and shank can now be defined directly from a pattern. Complex tool assemblies can now be defined quickly and easily by way of the PowerMILL ...
- Shank Meaning
Video shows what shank means. Bad.. Shank Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio dictionary. How to say shank. Powered by MaryTTS, Wiktionary.
- Racing Term #278 "Shank" of Frankie Lovato's 365 Days of Terminology
- DELCAM Powermill 2011 Complex shank and holder definition
- Carrie Shank Expressive Language Therapy Project
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Scrabble value of S1H4A1N1K5
The value of this 5-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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