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Hank


HANK, noun

1. A skein of thread; as much thread as is tied together; a tie.

2. In ships. a wooden ring fixed to a stay, to confine the stay-sails; used in the place of a grommet.

3. A rope or withy for fastening a gate.

HANK, verb transitive To form into hanks.