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Definition 1: a poor golf stroke in which the heel of the club hits the ball - [noun denoting act]

(shank is a kind of ...) the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it

Definition 2: lower part of the leg extending from the hock to the fetlock in hoofed mammals - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for shank in the sense of this definition

(shank is a kind of ...) any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity

(shank is a part of ...) greatly developed metatarsal or metacarpal bone in the shank or cannon part of the leg in hoofed mammals

(... is part of shank) any of a number of mammals with hooves that are superficially similar but not necessarily closely related taxonomically

(... is part of shank) the leg of an animal

Definition 3: the narrow part of the shoe connecting the heel and the wide part of the sole - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for shank in the sense of this definition

(shank is a kind of ...) something less than the whole of a human artifact

"the rear part of the house" "glue the two parts together"

(... is part of shank) the underside of footwear or a golf club

Definition 4: cylinder forming the part of a bit by which it is held in the drill - [noun denoting artifact]

(shank is a kind of ...) a surface generated by rotating a parallel line around a fixed line

(... is part of shank) the cutting part of a drill; usually pointed and threaded and is replaceable in a brace or bitstock or drill press

"he looked around for the right size bit"

Definition 5: cylinder forming the part of a bolt between the thread and the head - [noun denoting artifact]

(shank is a kind of ...) a surface generated by rotating a parallel line around a fixed line

(... is part of shank) a screw that screws into a nut to form a fastener

Definition 6: cylinder forming a long narrow part of something - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for shank in the sense of this definition

(shank is a kind of ...) a surface generated by rotating a parallel line around a fixed line

(... is part of shank) a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving

(... is part of shank) the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it

"he grabbed the hammer by the handle" "it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip"

(... is part of shank) metal device shaped in such a way that when it is inserted into the appropriate lock the lock's mechanism can be rotated

(... is part of shank) a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener

(... is part of shank) a small slender (often pointed) piece of wood or metal used to support or fasten or attach things

(... is part of shank) a glass that has a stem and in which wine is served

Definition 7: the part of the human leg between the knee and the ankle - [noun denoting body]

(shank is a kind of ...) any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity

(shank is a part of ...) the muscular back part of the shank

(... is part of shank) a human limb; commonly used to refer to a whole limb but technically only the part of the limb between the knee and ankle

Definition 8: a cut of meat (beef or veal or mutton or lamb) from the upper part of the leg - [noun denoting food]

(shank is a kind of ...) a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass

(... is a kind of shank ) a cut of meat from the upper part of a front leg

(... is a kind of shank ) a cut of meat from the upper part of a rear leg

Definition 9: hit (a golf ball) with the heel of a club, causing the ball to veer in the wrong direction - [verb of contact]

(shank is a kind of ...) cause to move by striking

"hit a ball"

(shank belongs to category ...) a game played on a large open course with 9 or 18 holes; the object is use as few strokes as possible in playing all the holes

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