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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of shank.
  • adj. Having a shank.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having a shank.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a shank; having a shank or shanks of a kind specified: as, spindle- shanked; yellow- shanked.
  • Affected with disease of the shank or footstalk.


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  • But Sergei Brylin shanked a shot, allowing Whitney to clear the zone and Tyler Wright to hit an empty net for his 10th goal with

    NHL - National Hockey League - New Jersey vs. Columbus

  • Defenseman Tommy Albelin shanked a one-timer from the right circle, but Joe Nieuwendyk batted it past Patrick Lalime for his 12th goal.

    NHL - National Hockey League - Ottawa vs. New Jersey

  • An 11-year-old boy had a knife held to his neck and was told he would be "shanked" - a street term for stabbed - at the junction of Callington Road and Northumberland Avenue on Tuesday, March 3.

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  • Shame I am traveling, or we would make sure this pervert got "shanked" in the jail.

    Why do residents in ALC pretend they don't know about it?

  • When the sons of judges and defence lawyers, MPs and newspaper editors start being packs of youths and 'shanked' to death, maybe things will change. one of the papers, things have been getting a bit tasty in the cabinet.

    The Policeman's Blog

  • "The manner in which Anand was injured - being hit without warning by a 'shanked' shot while one searches for one's own ball - reflects a commonly appreciated risk of golf," the judges wrote.

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  • New York's top court says "shanked" shots are a common hazard on the links and golfers can't expect to get a warning shout of "Fore!" every time a ball comes their way. rss feed

  • NY's top court says 'shanked' shot is common golf risk, dismisses lawsuit over lack of rss feed

  • One lad was told he would be 'shanked' or stabbed before the thug played a sick cat-and-mouse game with the boy's dad during attempts to recover his son's stolen phone.

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  • His is the voice that claims to have "shanked" the victim in an apparently motiveless attack.

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  • As far as the golf usage -- I'm a hooker...

    February 14, 2009

  • I only remember hearing shanked used when describing a prison stabbing -- usually with a shiv. That's what I heard, anyway. I mean, I have never actually been to prison. Really.

    February 14, 2009

  • The stabbing sense is new to me. I've only ever heard this in the sense of hitting a golf ball badly.

    February 14, 2009

  • (Urban Dictionary has a definition.)

    (And it isn't scatological!!)

    February 14, 2009

  • What is it?

    February 14, 2009

  • That's happening to too many people these days. Not nice :(

    February 13, 2009