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Meaning of HANK

Pronunciation:  hangk

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a coil of rope or wool or yarn

HANK is a 4 letter word that starts with H.


 See Also: coil, helix, skein, spiral, volute, whorl



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Hank\, n. [Cf. Dan. hank handle, Sw. hank a band or tie,
    Icel. hanki hasp, clasp, h["o]nk, hangr, hank, coil, skein,
    G. henkel, henk, handle; ar prob. akin to E. hang. See
    1. A parcel consisting of two or more skeins of yarn or
       thread tied together.
    2. A rope or withe for fastening a gate. [Prov. Eng.]
    3. Hold; influence.
             When the devil hath got such a hank over him. --Bp.
    4. (Naut.) A ring or eye of rope, wood, or iron, attached to
       the edge of a sail and running on a stay.
  2. \Hank\, v. t.
    1. [OE. hanken.] To fasten with a rope, as a gate. [Prov.
       Eng.] --Wright.
    2. To form into hanks.
  3. \Hank\, n. (Wrestling)
    A throw in which a wrestler turns his left side to his
    opponent, twines his left leg about his opponent's right leg
    from the inside, and throws him backward.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: animal fiber, artificial fiber, capillament, cilium, cirrus, cobweb, denier, fiber, fibrilla, filament, filamentule, flagellum, gossamer, hair, skein, strand, suture, tendril, thread, threadlet, web