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Definition of "hank" []

  • A coil or loop. (noun)
  • Nautical A ring on a stay attached to the head of a jib or staysail. (noun)
  • A looped bundle, as of yarn. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hank" in a sentence
  • "Well I sure as heck dont need "hank" with me in a bar."
  • "My throat was sore and swollen for a day or two, and I felt so sorry for myself at times that I laughed to think how I must have looked: sitting on a stone, drinking a pan of tea without trimmings, that had got cold, and eating a shapeless lump of brown bread; my one "hank" drawn around my neck, serving as hank and bandage alternately."
  • "We stood on the brink of a wall, over which the stream at our side fell in a "hank" of divided cataracts."