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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

HANK, n.
1. A skein of thread; as much thread as is tied together; a tie.
2. In ships. a wooden ring fixed to a stay, to confine the stay-sails; used in the place of a grommet.
3. A rope or withy for fastening a gate.
HANK, v.t. To form into hanks.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a coil of rope or wool or yarn

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse h?nk hank; akin to Old English hangian to hang Date: 14th century 1. coil, loop; specifically a coiled or looped bundle (as of yarn) usually containing a definite yardage 2. any of a series of rings or clips by which a jib or staysail is attached to a stay

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a coil or skein of wool or thread etc. 2 any of several measures of length of cloth or yarn, e.g. 840 yds. for cotton yarn and 560 yds. for worsted. 3 Naut. a ring of rope, iron, etc., for securing the staysails to the stays. Etymology: ME f. ON hönk: cf. Sw. hank string, Da. hank handle

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Hank 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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Hank 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 Hang.] 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. Sanderson. 4. (Naut.) A ring or eye of rope, wood, or iron, attached to the edge of a sail and running on a stay.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Hank Hank, v. t. 1. [OE. hanken.] To fasten with a rope, as a gate. [Prov. Eng.] --Wright. 2. To form into hanks.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(hanks) A hank of wool, rope, or string is a length of it which has been loosely wound. N-COUNT: oft N of n

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

He has a hank on him; i.e. an ascendancy over him, or a hold upon him. A Smithfield hank; an ox, rendered furious by overdriving and barbarous treatment. See BULL HANK.

Moby Thesaurus

animal fiber, artificial fiber, capillament, cilium, cirrus, cobweb, denier, fiber, fibrilla, filament, filamentule, flagellum, gossamer, hair, skein, strand, suture, tendril, thread, threadlet, web

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