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hank

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noun \ˈhaŋk\

Simple Definition of hank

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

Full Definition of hank

  1. 1 :  coil, loop; specifically :  a coiled or looped bundle (as of yarn) usually containing a definite yardage

  2. 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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