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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. Naut.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.
Naut.to fasten (a sail) by means of hanks.

Hank



Pronunciation: (hangk), [key]
n.
a male given name, form of Henry.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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