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Definition of shank

shank

noun

  • a knife.
    You got your shank?

    Last edited on Jun 09 2010. Submitted by pimp on Dec 22 1998.

  • a makeshift object used for stabbing; "shiv".
    We found a shank in his cell.

    Last edited on Jun 09 2010. Submitted by erica i. from San Antonio, TX, USA on Jul 03 2004.

verb

  • to cut or gash.

    Last edited on Mar 08 2010. Submitted by pimp on Dec 22 1998.

  • to stab.
    I'm gonna shank that guy.
    Joe got shanked last night behind the warehouse, man.

    Last edited on Mar 08 2010. Submitted by Casey H. from Canada on May 11 1999.

  • to pull down someone's pants.
    She got shanked!

    Last edited on Jun 09 2010. Submitted by Cara O. from Bradenton, FL, USA on Nov 08 2002.

  • to steal.

    Last edited on Mar 08 2010. Submitted by Erik R. from Florence, New Jersey, USA on Jan 12 2005.

  • to out-perform or one up.
    I just shanked you!

    Last edited on Jun 09 2010. Submitted by Aaron C. from Cincinnati, OH, USA on Mar 22 2007.

verb - transitive

  • to stab with a sharpened, makeshift object, such as a toothbrush or stick.

    Last edited on Mar 02 2011. Submitted by Anonymous on Mar 02 2011.

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