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hank

See also: Hank

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse hǫnk, hank; akin to Old English hangian, "to hang". First Known Use: 14th century.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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hank (plural hanks)

  1. A coil or loop of something, especially twine, yarn, or rope
  2. (nautical) A ring or shackle that secures a staysail to its stay and allows the sail to glide smoothly up and down.
  3. (Ulster) doubt, difficulty
  4. (Ulster) mess, tangle
  5. A rope or withe for fastening a gate.
  6. (obsolete) hold; influence
    • Bishop Sanderson
      When the devil hath got such a hank over him.

TranslationsEdit

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AnagramsEdit

VerbEdit

hank (third-person singular simple present hanks, present participle hanking, simple past and past participle hanked)

  1. (transitive) To form into hanks.
  2. (transitive, UK, dialect) To fasten with a rope, as a gate.
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Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse hǫnk

NounEdit

hank f, m (definite singular hanka or hanken, indefinite plural hanker, definite plural hankene)

  1. a handle (e.g. on a cup)

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse hǫnk

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

hank m (definite singular hanken, indefinite plural hankar, definite plural hankane)

hank f (definite singular hanka, indefinite plural hanker, definite plural hankene)

  1. a handle (e.g. on a cup)

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