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. crook1 (def 8).
the early part of a period of time:
It was just the shank of the evening when the party began.
the latter part of a period of time:
They didn’t get started until the shank of the morning.
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.
Compare shanks’ mare.
shank of the evening, the main or best part of the evening:
Don’t leave yet—it’s just the shank of the evening.
(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
the part of a shoe connecting the wide part of the sole with the heel
the metal or leather piece used for this
(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
The part of the human leg between the knee and ankle.
noun 1. a.d. 789?–821? Hindu Vedantist philosopher and teacher.
noun 1. a.d. 789?–821? Hindu Vedantist philosopher and teacher. Shankaracharya /ˈʃʌŋkərɑːˈtʃɑːrjə/ noun 1. 9th century ad, Hindu philosopher and teacher; chief exponent of Vedanta philosophy
noun 1. Bill. 1913–81, Scottish footballer and manager of Liverpool FC (1959–74)
noun 1. a piece of metal or fiber for giving form to the shank of a shoe.