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English noun: shank

1. shank (food) a cut of meat (beef or veal or mutton or lamb) from the upper part of the leg


Broader (hypernym)cut, cut of meat


Narrower (hyponym)foreshank, hindshank

2. shank (body) the part of the human leg between the knee and the ankle


Broader (hypernym)body part


Part holonymcalf, sura


Part meronymleg

3. shank (artifact) cylinder forming a long narrow part of something


Synonymsstem


Broader (hypernym)cylinder


Part meronymanchor, grip, ground tackle, handgrip, handle, hold, key, nail, pin, wineglass

4. shank (artifact) cylinder forming the part of a bolt between the thread and the head


Broader (hypernym)cylinder


Part meronymbolt

5. shank (artifact) cylinder forming the part of a bit by which it is held in the drill


Broader (hypernym)cylinder


Part meronymbit

6. shank (artifact) the narrow part of the shoe connecting the heel and the wide part of the sole


Synonymswaist


Broader (hypernym)part, portion


Part meronymsole

7. shank (animal) lower part of the leg extending from the hock to the fetlock in hoofed mammals


Synonymscannon


Broader (hypernym)body part


Part holonymcannon bone


Part meronymanimal leg, hoofed mammal, ungulate

8. shank (act) a poor golf stroke in which the heel of the club hits the ball


Broader (hypernym)golf shot, golf stroke, swing


English verb: shank

1. shank (contact) hit (a golf ball) with the heel of a club, causing the ball to veer in the wrong direction


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)hit


Domain categorygolf, golf game









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