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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


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


Broader (hypernym)part, portion

Part meronymsole

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


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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