sheepshank

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noun sheep·shank \ˈshēp-ˌshaŋk\

Definition of sheepshank

  1. 1 :  a knot for shortening a line — see knot illustration

  2. 2 Scottish :  something of no worth or importance

1627

First Known Use of sheepshank

1627


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