from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of hank.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • She was out the hatch before she realized that he had hanked hard to the left.

    The Sinister Six Combo

  • The tresses of Helen, that goddess of Greece have hanked round your heart like a doll of desire

    Sile Ni Ghrada (Sheila Nee Iyer)

  • The luff of the jib will usually be hanked with small brass or plastic snip fittings on the jib onto the headstay and the jib sheets will be attached to the clew of the jib with bowline knots.

    Sailing Fundamentals

  • Hannah Worth walked home, laden like a beast of burden, with an enormous bag of hanked yarn on her back.

    Ishmael In the Depths

  • He cast better, he hanked oftener, and he disentangled more easily than he had done at an earlier period of the day.

    Freaks on the Fells Three Months' Rustication

  • Once already the old gentleman had hanked on the bank

    The Eagle Cliff

  • December (_Hogmanay_), all household work was stopped, rock emptied, yarn reeled and _hanked_, and wheel and reel put into an outhouse.

    Folk Lore Superstitious Beliefs in the West of Scotland within This Century

  • My right arm still hurts from the steering wheel hanked it. on 3 / 6 / 09 that's a bummer. what a jerk for doing a hit and run. glad you didn't get hurt any worse than you did.


  • He hanked "Allah for blessing my entire family" and named each of his brothers and sisters.

    Breaking News: CBS News

  • [T] hanked "loyal fans" for their enduring support and fawned over Albuquerque's high quality of life.



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