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Shiv vs. Shank

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  • Shiv (noun)

    A knife, especially a makeshift one fashioned from something not normally used as a weapon (like a plastic spoon or a toothbrush).

  • Shiv (noun)

    A particular woody by-product of processing flax or hemp.

  • Shiv (verb)

    To stab someone with a shiv.

  • Shiv (verb)

    To stab someone with anything not normally used as a stabbing weapon.

  • Shank (adjective)

    Bad.

  • Shank (noun)

    The part of the leg between the knee and the ankle.

  • Shank (noun)

    Meat from that part of an animal.

  • Shank (noun)

    A redshank or greenshank, various species of Old World wading birds in the genus Tringa having distinctly colored legs.

  • Shank (noun)

    A straight, narrow part of an object, such as a key or an anchor; shaft; stem.

  • Shank (noun)

    The handle of a pair of shears, connecting the ride to the neck.

  • Shank (noun)

    The center part of a fishhook between the eye and the hook, the 'hook' being the curved part that bends toward the point.

  • Shank (noun)

    A protruding part of an object, by which it is or can be attached.

  • Shank (noun)

    The metal part on a curb bit that falls below the mouthpiece, which length controls the severity of the leverage action of the bit, and to which the reins of the bridle are attached.

  • Shank (noun)

    A poorly played golf shot in which the ball is struck by the part of the club head that connects to the shaft.

  • Shank (noun)

    An improvised stabbing weapon; a shiv.

  • Shank (noun)

    A loop forming an eye to a button.

  • Shank (noun)

    The space between two channels of the Doric triglyph.

  • Shank (noun)

    A large ladle for molten metal, fitted with long bars for handling it.

  • Shank (noun)

    The body of a type; between the shoulder and the foot.

  • Shank (noun)

    The part of the sole beneath the instep connecting the broader front part with the heel.

  • Shank (noun)

    Flat-nosed pliers, used by opticians for nipping off the edges of pieces of glass to make them round.

  • Shank (noun)

    The end or remainder, particularly of a period of time.

  • Shank (noun)

    The main part or beginning of a period of time.

    "the shank of the morning"

  • Shank (verb)

    To travel on foot.

  • Shank (verb)

    To stab, especially with an improvised blade.

  • Shank (verb)

    To remove another's trousers, especially in jest; to depants.

  • Shank (verb)

    To hit or kick the ball in an unintended direction.

  • Shank (verb)

    To fall off, as a leaf, flower, or capsule, on account of disease affecting the supporting footstalk; usually followed by off.

Wiktionary
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  • Shiv (noun)

    a knife or razor used as a weapon.

  • Shank (noun)

    a person's leg, especially the part from the knee to the ankle

    "the old man's thin, bony shanks showed through his trousers"

  • Shank (noun)

    the lower part of an animal's foreleg

    "many fast animals have long shanks or calves"

  • Shank (noun)

    the shank of an animal's leg as a cut of meat

    "meals like ham hocks and lamb shanks are cooked with reasonably priced cuts of meat"

  • Shank (noun)

    a long, narrow part of a tool connecting the handle to the operational end

    "gouges vary in the amount of curve or sweep on the cutting edge and the form of the shank"

  • Shank (noun)

    the cylindrical part of a bit by which it is held in a drill.

  • Shank (noun)

    the long stem of a key, spoon, anchor, etc.

    "all Roman lever keys have a tubular shank"

  • Shank (noun)

    the straight part of a fish hook.

  • Shank (noun)

    a part or appendage by which something is attached to something else, especially a wire loop attached to the back of a button.

  • Shank (noun)

    the band of a ring rather than the setting or gemstone.

  • Shank (noun)

    the narrow middle of the sole of a shoe

    "a rigid leather boot with a full shank"

  • Shank (noun)

    a makeshift knife fashioned from a sharp item such as broken glass or a razor

    "he used a shank to threaten a guard and steal his uniform"

  • Shank (noun)

    an act of striking the ball with the heel of the club

    "he hit a shank with his tee shot and took double bogey"

  • Shank (noun)

    a mishit shot, typically one that is struck with the frame of the racket

    "one of the worst shots the great man has ever played—a forehand shank from on top of the net"

  • Shank (verb)

    strike (the ball) with the heel of the club

    "I shanked a shot and hit a person on a shoulder"

  • Shank (verb)

    mishit (a shot), typically by striking it with the frame of the racket

    "he missed an easy smash then shanked a backhand volley"

  • Shank (verb)

    slash or stab (someone), especially with a makeshift knife

    "I got shanked with a broken bottle"

    "my friend pulled a knife and shanked him"

Oxford Dictionary
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Webster Dictionary
  • Shiv (noun)

    a knife used as a weapon

  • Shank (noun)

    a cut of meat (beef or veal or mutton or lamb) from the upper part of the leg

  • Shank (noun)

    the part of the human leg between the knee and the ankle

  • Shank (noun)

    cylinder forming a long narrow part of something

  • Shank (noun)

    cylinder forming the part of a bolt between the thread and the head

  • Shank (noun)

    cylinder forming the part of a bit by which it is held in the drill

  • Shank (noun)

    the narrow part of the shoe connecting the heel and the wide part of the sole

  • Shank (noun)

    lower part of the leg extending from the hock to the fetlock in hoofed mammals

  • Shank (noun)

    a poor golf stroke in which the heel of the club hits the ball

  • Shank (verb)

    hit (a golf ball) with the heel of a club, causing the ball to veer in the wrong direction

Princeton's WordNet

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