shank

Primary Meanings of shank

1.
n
the part of the human leg between the knee and the ankle
2.
n
the narrow part of the shoe connecting the heel and the wide part of the sole
3.
n
cylinder forming a long narrow part of something
4.
nv
a poor golf stroke in which the heel of the club hits the ball
hit (a golf ball) with the heel of a club, causing the ball to veer in the wrong direction
Full Definitions of shank
1

n the part of the human leg between the knee and the ankle

Type of:
body part
any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity

n lower part of the leg extending from the hock to the fetlock in hoofed mammals

Synonyms:
cannon
Type of:
body part
any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity

n a cut of meat (beef or veal or mutton or lamb) from the upper part of the leg

Types:
foreshank
a cut of meat from the upper part of a front leg
hindshank
a cut of meat from the upper part of a rear leg
Type of:
cut, cut of meat
a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass
2

n the narrow part of the shoe connecting the heel and the wide part of the sole

Synonyms:
waist
Type of:
part, portion
something less than the whole of a human artifact
3

n cylinder forming a long narrow part of something

Synonyms:
stem
Type of:
cylinder
a surface generated by rotating a parallel line around a fixed line

n cylinder forming the part of a bit by which it is held in the drill

Type of:
cylinder
a surface generated by rotating a parallel line around a fixed line

n cylinder forming the part of a bolt between the thread and the head

Type of:
cylinder
a surface generated by rotating a parallel line around a fixed line
4

n a poor golf stroke in which the heel of the club hits the ball

Type of:
golf shot, golf stroke, swing
the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it

v hit (a golf ball) with the heel of a club, causing the ball to veer in the wrong direction

Type of:
hit
cause to move by striking

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