- A parcel consisting of two or more skeins of yarn or thread tied together.
- A rope or withe for fastening a gate.(Prov. Eng)
- Hold; influence."When the devil hath got such a hank over him." [Bp. Sanderson.]
- [Naut] A ring or eye of rope, wood, or iron, attached to the edge of a sail and running on a stay.
- [Wrestling] 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.
Etymology: Cf. Dan. hank handle, Sw. hank a band or tie, Icel. hanki hasp, clasp, hönk hangr, hank, coil, skein, G. henkel henk, handle; all probably akin to E. hang. See Hang