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shank

noun, slang

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  1. 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, knife [slang], shiv [slang]Related Words cleaver, hack; bayonet, bodkin, bolo, bowie knife, cutlass, dagger, dirk, jackknife, machete, pocketknife, poniard, sheath knife, stiletto, stylet, switchblade, switch knife, yataghan; rapier, saber (or sabre), steel, sword; scalpel


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