[fawr-shangk, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˌʃæŋk, ˈfoʊr-/
1 (def 2).
See under (def 4).
Anatomy. the part of the lower limb in humans between the knee and the ankle; leg.
a corresponding or analogous part in certain animals.
the lower limb in humans, including both the leg and the thigh.
a cut of meat from the top part of the front (foreshank) or back (hind shank) leg of an animal.
a narrow part of various devices, as a tool or bolt, connecting the end by which the object is held or moved with the end that acts upon another object.
a straight, usually narrow, shaftlike part of various objects connecting two more important or complex parts, as the stem of a pipe.
a knob, small projection, or end of a device for attaching to another object, as a small knob on the back of a solid button, or the end of a drill for gripping in a shaft.
the long, straight part of an anchor connecting the crown and the ring.
the straight part of a fishhook away from the bent part or prong.
Music. 1 (def 8).
the narrow part of the sole of a shoe, lying beneath the instep.
Printing. the body of a type, between the shoulder and the foot.
Golf. a shot veering sharply to the right after being hit with the base of a club shaft.
the part of a phonograph stylus or needle on which the diamond or sapphire tip is mounted.
Jewelry. the part of a ring that surrounds the finger; hoop.
verb (used with object)
Golf. to hit (a golf ball) with the base of the shaft of a club just above the club head, causing the ball to go off sharply to the right.
verb (used without object)
Chiefly Scot. to travel on foot.
shank of the evening, the main or best part of the evening:
Don’t leave yet—it’s just the shank of the evening.
the top of the front leg of an animal
a cut of meat from this part
(anatomy) the shin
the corresponding part of the leg in vertebrates other than man
a cut of meat from the top part of an animal’s shank
the main part of a tool, between the working part and the handle
the part of a bolt between the thread and the head
the cylindrical part of a bit by which it is held in the drill
the ring or stem on the back of some buttons
the stem or long narrow part of a key, anchor, hook, spoon handle, nail, pin, etc
the band of a ring as distinguished from the setting
(printing) the body of a piece of type, between the shoulder and the foot
(engineering) a ladle used for molten metal
(music) another word for crook (sense 6)
(intransitive) (of fruits, roots, etc) to show disease symptoms, esp discoloration
(transitive) (golf) to mishit (the ball) with the foot of the shaft rather than the face of the club
Old English sceanca “leg, shank, shinbone,” specifically, the part of the leg from the knee to the ankle, from Proto-Germanic *skankon- (cf. Middle Low German schenke, German schenkel “shank, leg”), perhaps literally “that which bends,” from PIE root *skeng- “crooked” (cf. Old Norse skakkr “wry, distorted,” Greek skazein “to limp”). Shank’s mare “one’s own legs as a means of transportation” is attested from 1774 (shanks-naig).
1927, in golf, “to strike (the ball) with the heel of the club,” from shank (n.). Related: Shanked; shanking. Earlier as “to take to one’s legs” (1774, Scottish); “to send off without ceremony” (1816).
The part of the human leg between the knee and ankle.
An ideal place of leisure and secure remoteness; an earthly paradise
[1930s+; fr the fictional Himalayan country in James Hilton’s 1933 novel Lost Horizon]
[fawr-sheet, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˌʃit, ˈfoʊr-/ noun, Nautical. 1. the of a headsail. 2. foresheets, (used with a plural verb) the space, in an open boat, in front of the foremost rower’s seat. /ˈfɔːˌʃiːt/ noun 1. the sheet of a foresail 2. (pl) the part forward of the foremost thwart of a boat
[fawr-shok, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˌʃɒk, ˈfoʊr-/ noun, Geology. 1. a relatively small earthquake that precedes a greater one by a few days or weeks and originates at or near the focus of the larger earthquake. /ˈfɔːˌʃɒk/ noun 1. a relatively small earthquake heralding the arrival of a much larger one. Some large earthquakes are preceded by a […]
[fawr-shawr, fohr-shohr] /ˈfɔrˌʃɔr, ˈfoʊrˌʃoʊr/ noun 1. the ground between the water’s edge and cultivated land; land along the edge of a body of water. 2. the part of the between the high-water mark and low-water mark. /ˈfɔːˌʃɔː/ noun 1. the part of the shore that lies between the limits for high and low tides 2. […]
[fawr-shawr-tn, fohr-] /fɔrˈʃɔr tn, foʊr-/ verb (used with object) 1. Fine Arts. to reduce or distort (parts of a represented object that are not parallel to the picture plane) in order to convey the illusion of three-dimensional space as perceived by the human eye: often done according to the rules of perspective. 2. to abridge, […]