Meaning of hank

hank

Pronunciation: (hangk), [key]
— n.
  1. a skein, as of thread or yarn.
  2. a definite length of thread or yarn: A hank of cotton yarn measures 840 yards.
  3. a coil, knot, or loop: a hank of hair.
  4. a ring, link, or shackle for securing the luff of a staysail or jib to its stay or the luff or head of a gaff sail to the mast or gaff.
—v.t.
  1. to fasten (a sail) by means of hanks.

Hank

Pronunciation: (hangk), [key]
— n.
  1. a male given name, form of
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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