Hanking

What is Hanking?

Hanking definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
noun
a skein, as of thread or yarn.
a definite length of thread or yarn: A hank of cotton yarn measures 840 yards.
a coil, knot, or loop: a hank of hair.
Nautical. 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.

verb (used with object)
Nautical. to fasten (a sail) by means of hanks.

 

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