shank

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
shank

Plural
shanks

  1. The shank is the part of the leg that is between the knee and the ankle.

Verb[change]

Plain form
shank

Third-person singular
shanks

Past tense
shanked

Past participle
shanked

Present participle
shanking

  1. (slang) If you shank someone. you stab someone with an improvised knife.