Synonyms of shank


1. shank, cut, cut of meat

usage: a cut of meat (beef or veal or mutton or lamb) from the upper part of the leg

2. shank, body part

usage: the part of the human leg between the knee and the ankle

3. shank, stem, cylinder

usage: cylinder forming a long narrow part of something

4. shank, cylinder

usage: cylinder forming the part of a bolt between the thread and the head

5. shank, cylinder

usage: cylinder forming the part of a bit by which it is held in the drill

6. shank, waist, part, portion

usage: the narrow part of the shoe connecting the heel and the wide part of the sole

7. cannon, shank, body part

usage: lower part of the leg extending from the hock to the fetlock in hoofed mammals

8. shank, golf stroke, golf shot, swing

usage: a poor golf stroke in which the heel of the club hits the ball


1. shank, hit

usage: hit (a golf ball) with the heel of a club, causing the ball to veer in the wrong direction

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