Definition of hank noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//hæŋk//
; NAmE NAmE//hæŋk//
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a long piece of wool, thread, rope, etc. that is wound into a large loose ball to wind a hank of wool into balls Word OriginMiddle English: from Old Norse hǫnk; compare with Swedish hank ‘string’ and Danish hank ‘handle’.
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