The shank is the part of the leg between the knee and ankle or the equivalent in animals.(noun)
An example of a shank is a leg of lamb.
Shank is defined as to decay and fall off, or to poorly hit a golf ball by hitting it with the club heel, or to hit or kick a soccer ball in an unintended direction.(verb)
See shank in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME shanke < OE scanca, akin to Ger schenkel, thigh < IE base *(s)keng-, to limp > Gr skazein, Ger hinken
See shank in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English shanke
Origin: , from Old English sceanca.
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