a skein, as of thread or yarn.
a definite length of thread or yarn:
A hank of cotton yarn measures 840 yards.
a coil, knot, or loop:
a hank of hair.
Nautical. a ring, link, or shackle for securing the luff of a staysail or jib to its stay or the luff or head of a gaff sail to the mast or gaff.
verb (used with object)
Nautical. to fasten (a sail) by means of hanks.
a loop, coil, or skein, as of rope, wool, or yarn
(nautical) a ringlike fitting that can be opened to admit a stay for attaching the luff of a sail
a unit of measurement of cloth, yarn, etc, such as a length of 840 yards (767 m) of cotton or 560 yards (512 m) of worsted yarn
(transitive) (nautical) to attach (a sail) to a stay by hanks
late 13c., probably from a Scandinavian source, e.g. Old Norse honk, hank “clasp, hank,” related to hang (v.).
[hand-wurk] /ˈhændˌwɜrk/ noun 1. work done by hand, as distinguished from work done by machine. /ˈhændˌwɜːk/ noun 1. work done by hand rather than by machine
[hang-kou; Chinese hahn-koh] /ˈhæŋˈkaʊ; Chinese ˈhɑnˈkoʊ/ noun, Pinyin, Wade-Giles. 1. a former city in E Hubei province, in E China: now part of Wuhan.
[hand-hweel, -weel] /ˈhændˌʰwil, -ˌwil/ noun 1. a , as a valve , turned by .
[hand-wee-ving] /ˈhændˌwi vɪŋ/ noun 1. the art or technique of weaving on a handloom. 2. the fabric produced by handweaving.