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Definition of shank noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1the straight, narrow part between the two ends of a tool or an object the shank of a key
  2. 2the part of an animal's or a person's leg between the knee and ankle
  3. 3the lower part of the leg of an animal, cooked and eaten braised lamb shanks
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