Lank (?), a. [Compar. Lanker (?); superl. Lankest.] [AS. hlanc; cf. G. lenken to turn, gelenk joint, OHG. hlanca hip, side, flank, and E. link of a chain.]


Slender and thin; not well filled out; not plump; shrunken; lean.

Meager and lank with fasting grown. Swift.

Who would not choose . . . to have rather a lank purse than an empty brain? Barrow.


Languid; drooping.


Who, piteous of her woes, reared her lank head. Milton.

Lank hair, long, thin hair.



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Lank, v. i. & t.

To become lank; to make lank.

[Obs.] Shak. G. Fletcher.


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