Pronunciation: (hangk),[key] —n. 1. a skein, as of thread or yarn.
2. a definite length of thread or yarn: A hank of cotton yarn measures 840 yards. 3. a coil, knot, or loop: a hank of hair. 4. Naut.a ring, link, or shackle for securing the luff of a staysail or jib to its stay or the luff or head of a gaff sail to the mast or gaff.
—v.t. Naut.to fasten (a sail) by means of hanks.
Pronunciation: (hangk),[key] —n. a male given name, form of Henry.