Definition of shank
2. The part of the leg between the knee and the ankle.
3. Meat from that part of an animal.
4. A straight, narrow part of an object, such as a key or an anchor; shaft; stem.
5. The handle of a pair of shears, connecting the ride to the neck.
6. The center part of a fishhook between the eye and the hook, the 'hook' being the curved part that bends toward the point.
7. A protruding part of an object, by which it is or can be attached.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. An improvised stabbing weapon.
11. Any of several species of Old World wading bird in the genus Tringa that are primarily distinguished by their brightly colored legs.
12. A loop forming an eye to a button.
13. The space between two channels of the Doric triglyph.
14. A large ladle for molten metal, fitted with long bars for handling it.
15. The body of a type.
16. The part of the sole beneath the instep connecting the broader front part with the heel.
17. Flat-nosed pliers, used by opticians for nipping off the edges of pieces of glass to make them round.
18. To travel on foot
19. To stab, especially with an improvised blade
20. To remove another's trousers, especially in jest; to depants
21. To hit or kick the ball in an unintended direction
22. To fall off, as a leaf, flower, or capsule, on account of disease affecting the supporting footstalk; usually followed by off.
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English - English - shankn. human leg; part of the leg between the knee and the foot; section of meat cut from the leg of certain animals; long narrow part of something (such as a nail, pin, etc.)
English - Spanish - shanks. astil, asta de ancla, fuste, zanca; espinilla
English - French - shankn. jambe; cuisse; viande de la cuisse
English - German - shankn. Unterschenkel, Schienbein; Hachse (vom Schlachttier)
English - Italian - shanks. gamba, stinco, tibia; stelo, manico, fusto
English - Portuguese - shanks. parte inferior da perna, canela; carne que recobre esta região anatômica (tanto comestível como constitucional)
English - Russian - shankс. нога, голень; стержень, ствол, стебель, черенок; веретено, веретено якоря; ножка; слепая шахта
English - Turkish - shanki. incik, baldır, bacak, sap, gövde (direk vb.)
English - Dutch - shankzn. schacht (v. anker); steel (gebruiksvoorwerp); schenkel (vlees)
English - Greek - shankουσ. κνήμη, στέλεχος εργαλείου, γάμπα
English - Chinese - shank(名) 小腿; 后期; 工具的柄; 早期
English - Chinese - shank(名) 小腿; 後期; 工具的柄; 早期
English - Japanese - shank(名) 柄; すね肉
English - Korean - shank명. 정강이, 양말의 목 윗부분, 기둥의 몸, 나머지
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Verb forms for shankPresent participle: shanking
Present: shank (3.person: shanks)
Future: will shank
Present conditional: would shank
Present Perfect: have shanked (3.person: has shanked)
Past Perfect: had shanked
Future Perfect: will have shanked
Past conditional: would have shanked