Hank (hank), n. [Cf. Dan. hank handle, Sw. hank a band or tie, Icel. hanki hasp, clasp, hönk, hangr, hank, coil, skein, G. henkel, henk, handle; all 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.

 

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Hank, v. t.

1. [OE. hanken.]

To fasten with a rope, as a gate. [Prov. Eng.] Wright.

2.

To form into hanks.

 

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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.

 

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