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shanknoun [C]

uk   us   /ʃæŋk/

shank noun [C] (STRAIGHT PART)

a ​long, ​thin, ​straightpart of ​particularobjects, ​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/​nail

shank noun [C] (LEG)

old-fashioned or humorous the ​leg of a ​person or ​animal, ​especially the ​part below the ​knee
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