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

Derived forms: shanked, shanking, shanks

Type of: body part, cut, cut of meat, cylinder, golf shot, golf stroke, hit, part, portion, swing

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

Encyclopedia: Shank