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shank

1. Anatomy the shin
2. the corresponding part of the leg in vertebrates other than man
3. Engineering a ladle used for molten metal
4. Music another word for crook
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shank

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(design engineering)
The end of a tool which fits into a drawing holder, as on a drill.
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shank

shank, 1
1. One of the plain spaces between the channels of a triglyph in a Doric frieze.
2. That part of a tool which connects the acting part with the handle.
3. The body of a fastener, such as a nail or bolt, i.e., the portion between the head and the point.
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