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shank

noun

1 shank

A cut of meat (beef or veal or mutton or lamb) from the upper part of the leg.

Roget 633: machinery, mechanism, engineering.    instrument, organ, tool, implement, utensil, machine, engine, lathe, gin, mill; air engine, ... show more

Roget 215: support, ground, foundation, base, basis; terra firma; bearing, fulcrum, bait [U.S.], caudex crib; point d'appui [Fr.], pou sto [Gr.], purchase footing, hold, ... show more

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Polish: gicz



2 shank

The part of the human leg between the knee and the ankle.

Dutch: onderbeen, schenkel

3 shank

Cylinder forming a long narrow part of something.

synonym: stem.

Dutch: voorsteven

4 shank

Cylinder forming the part of a bolt between the thread and the head.

Polish: trzpień

5 shank

Cylinder forming the part of a bit by which it is held in the drill.

6 shank

The narrow part of the shoe connecting the heel and the wide part of the sole.

synonym: waist.

7 shank

Lower part of the leg extending from the hock to the fetlock in hoofed mammals.

synonym: cannon.

8 shank

A poor golf stroke in which the heel of the club hits the ball.

verb

1 shank

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


Moby thesaurus: Chateaubriand, ankle, ascender, back, bastard type, bayonet legs, beard, belly, bevel, black letter, blade roast, body, bowlegs, breast, brisket, calf, cap, capital, case, chuck ... show more.

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