hank

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

hank

noun \ˈhaŋk\

: an amount of yarn, thread, etc., that has been wound into a large loop or loose ball

Full Definition of HANK

1
:  coil, loop; specifically :  a coiled or looped bundle (as of yarn) usually containing a definite yardage
2
:  any of a series of rings or clips by which a jib or staysail is attached to a stay

Origin of HANK

Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse hǫnk hank; akin to Old English hangian to hang
First Known Use: 14th century

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