Hanks, Tom Hanks, Thomas J. Hanks

(noun) United States film actor (born in 1956)

Source: WordNet® 3.1



plural of hank


• Naskh, Shank, ankhs, khans, shank


Proper noun


A patronymic surname.


• Naskh, Shank, ankhs, khans, shank

Source: Wiktionary


Hank, n. Etym: [Cf. Dan. hank handle, Sw. hank a band or tie, Icel. hanki hasp, clasp, hönk, 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.)

Definition: A ring or eye of rope, wood, or iron, attached to the edge of a sail and running on a stay.

Hank, v. t.

1. Etym: [OE. hanken.]

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

2. To form into hanks.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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