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Verb: yank  yangk
  1. Pull, or move with a sudden movement
    "He turned the handle and yanked the door open";
    - jerk, hoick
Noun: Yank  yangk
  1. An American who lives in the North (especially during the American Civil War)
    - Yankee, Northerner
  2. An American (especially to non-Americans)
    - Yankee, Yankee-Doodle, seppo [Austral, NZ]

Derived forms: yanking, yanked, Yanks, yanks

Type of: American, draw, force, pull

Part of: North

Encyclopedia: Yank, The Army Weekly