\ ˈbraŋk \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of brank

 (Entry 1 of 2)

dialectal, British

brank

noun
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of brank (Entry 2 of 2)

1a : an instrument consisting of an iron frame surrounding the head and a sharp metal bit or gag entering the mouth formerly used to punish scolds

called also scold's bridle

usually used in plural
b branks plural, now chiefly Scottish : a bridle or halter for horses or cows
2 branks plural, Scottish : mumps

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History and Etymology for brank

Intransitive verb

Middle English branken

Noun

origin unknown

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“Brank.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brank. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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