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“… Soviet Union and Hank Rogers and a guy …”

meanings of hank


  1. A rope or withe for fastening a gate.
  2. A throw in which a wrestler turns his left side to his opponent, twines his left leg about his opponent's right leg from the inside, and throws him backward.
  3. A ring or shackle that secures a staysail to its stay and allows the sail to glide smoothly up and down.
  4. Hold; influence.
  5. Doubt, difficulty.
  6. Mess, tangle.
  7. A coil or loop of something, especially twine, yarn, or rope.


  1. To fasten with a rope, as a gate.
  2. To form into hanks.


  1. A diminutive of the male given name Henry.
  2. A diminutive of the given name Hankin (a medieval form of John).

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