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English definition of “shank”

shank

noun [C] uk   /ʃæŋk/ us  

shank noun [C] (STRAIGHT PART)

a long, thin, straight part of particular objects, especially one that connects the end of a device or tool that you hold to the end of it that moves or does something: the shank of a screwdriver the shank of a key/nailPoles, rods, shafts and sticks

shank noun [C] (LEG)

old-fashioned or humorous the leg of a person or animal, especially the part below the kneeThe legThe legs and feet of non-human animals
(Definition of shank from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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