Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To honk like a goose

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Sick or feigned to be sick; in poor condition; in ‘bad trim,’ as a race-horse.
  • Unsound; cranky; shaky; unstable; ‘crooked’: as, crank financial institutions.
  • Obtained by theft or fraud; stolen: as, cronk goods.
  • n. The cry of the wild goose. Also honk (which see).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. cry like a goose
  • v. utter a hoarse sound, like a raven

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • At any moment, I was expecting an old cronk to appear from behind the hangars, trembling and hippety-hopping and leaving a trail of nuts and bolts behind it to the shriek of rusty gear wheels, smoking rockets and horn blasts with the music of La

    The Commander

  • Good horses were just as expensive in those days as they were before the war, but we subalterns did not buy expensive horses; we picked up good jumpers that had gone cronk, and trusted to the vet., occasional firing, plenty of bandages, and not too hard work to keep them going.

    The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon

  • DL made the transition almost seemlessly. straight from 1 at the broncos, qld and Aust to 6 for all three as well. the next aust 6 will be thurston with cronk at 7.

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • If anyone it should be JT moves to 5/8,cronk to Half back smith as hooker.

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • And he doesn't have the kick in play game of a cooper cronk.

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • WHAT A GREAT TEAM picked on the back of the mighty manly sea eagles, DCE is a way better no.7 thank cronk who has nothing when not playing with slater, good too see b.stewart get his test spot back from 2007, this team also shows me that the nsw team in 2012 will be stronger than in 2011

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • Do you think cooper cronk will finally get his chance at origin this year?

    Yahoo! Answers: Latest Questions

  • It's just that cuts like "Freedom," "Sex," and "Drinking Time" deliver a no-bullshit sound with just the right amount of aggro juvenilia, horn section cronk, and sing-along snottiness.

    Broward-Palm Beach New Times | Complete Issue

  • "zone_info": "huffpost. living/blog; featured-posts = 1; living = 1; nickname = nancy-cronk; entry_id = 322017; chrysler = 1; community-organizing = 1; detroit = 1; economy = 1; ford = 1; gm = 1; growing-up = 1; italian-food = 1; large-families = 1; uaw = 1; unemployment = 1; unions = 1",

    Nancy Cronk: Growing Up In Detroit: Community Organizing With Mostaccioli

  • HPConfig. blog_id = 3; var ads_page_type = 'bpage'; var zone_info = "huffpost. living/blog; featured-posts = 1; living = 1; nickname = nancy-cronk; entry_id = 322017; chrysler = 1; community-organizing = 1; detroit = 1; economy = 1; ford = 1; gm = 1; growing-up = 1; italian-food = 1; large-families = 1; uaw = 1; unemployment = 1; unions = 1"; if (top!

    Nancy Cronk: Growing Up In Detroit: Community Organizing With Mostaccioli

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • crank up the cronk a notch?

    December 15, 2007

  • I have a new onomatopoeia for my profile. :-P

    September 27, 2007

  • Manx for "hill".

    September 27, 2007