Hank meaning

hăngk
A coil or loop.
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A looped bundle, as of yarn.
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A loop or coil of something flexible.
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A specific length of coiled thread or yarn: a hank of worsted yarn contains 560 yd; a hank of cotton contains 840 yd.
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A coil or loop of something, especially twine, yarn, or rope.
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(nautical) A ring or shackle that secures a staysail to its stay and allows the sail to glide smoothly up and down.
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(Ulster) Doubt, difficulty.
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(Ulster) Mess, tangle.
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A rope or withe for fastening a gate.
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To form into hanks.
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(UK, dialect) To fasten with a rope, as a gate.

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A diminutive of the male given name Henry.
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(archaic) A diminutive of the given name Hankin (a medieval form of John).
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(nautical) A ring on a stay attached to the head of a jib or staysail.
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(naut.) A ring or clip for fastening a staysail to its stay.
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Origin of hank

  • Middle English from Old Norse hönk

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse hǫnk, hank; akin to Old English hangian, "to hang". First Known Use: 14th century.

    From Wiktionary