\ ˈtəŋk \
variants: or less commonly tonk \ ˈtäŋk , ˈtəŋk \
plural -s

Definition of tunk

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: tap, rap, thump got a bad tunk on her head, and a few scratches— Marguerite Tate


\ " \
variants: or less commonly tonk \ " \

Definition of tunk (Entry 2 of 3)

transitive verb

: to strike lightly or sharply : rap, tap tunked their heads together especially : to tap (as car wheels) with a hammer to test for flaws

intransitive verb

: to give a tunk : tap tunking on a drum
\ " \
variants: or tonk \ " \
plural -s

Definition of tunk (Entry 3 of 3)

: a game of rummy for two to five players with deuces wild

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“Tunk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tunk. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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