noun, slang

Definition of SHANK

an instrument with a metal length that has a sharp edge for cutting <slashed at the prison guard with a shank he had secretly made from a scrap of metal>
Synonyms blade, cutter, shank [slang], shiv [slang]

March 30, 2015
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