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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hank  \Hank\,  n.  (Wrestling) 
  A  throw  in  which  a  wrestler  turns  his  left  side  to  his 
  opponent,  twines  his  left  leg  about  his  opponent's  right  leg 
  from  the  inside,  and  throws  him  backward. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hank  \Hank\,  n.  [Cf.  Dan.  hank  handle,  Sw  hank  a  band  or  tie, 
  Icel.  hanki  hasp,  clasp,  h["o]nk,  hangr,  hank,  coil,  skein, 
  G.  henkel,  henk,  handle;  ar  prob.  akin  to  E.  hang.  See 
  {Hang}.] 
  1.  A  parcel  consisting  of  two  or  more  skeins  of  yarn  or 
  thread  tied  together. 
 
  2.  A  rope  or  withe  for  fastening  a  gate.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
 
  3.  Hold  influence. 
 
  When  the  devil  hath  got  such  a  hank  over  him  --Bp. 
  Sanderson. 
 
  4.  (Naut.)  A  ring  or  eye  of  rope,  wood,  or  iron,  attached  to 
  the  edge  of  a  sail  and  running  on  a  stay. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hank  \Hank\,  v.  t. 
  1.  [OE.  hanken.]  To  fasten  with  a  rope,  as  a  gate.  [Prov. 
  Eng.]  --Wright. 
 
  2.  To  form  into  hanks. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hank 
  n  :  loops  of  rope  or  wool  or  yarn 




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