Definition 2: A swift hit that does not hurt,but usually hits in a part of the body that will make the person being hit jump up (Jump up in shock because it is usually done from behind when the reciever isnt aware of it), move to the side, (if sitting) fall out of their chair (or take the whole chair down with them), or turn around fastly in shock of not knowing what just hit them.
Further Explanation: Being shanked feels like a knife going into your side without breaking into the skin. It feels like this because usually it the part of the hand that goes into the reciever's side is finger tips first. Almost the second your hand hits them you pull it away and it leaves a very weird, shocking feeling in their side. This is most often used/seen in class(mainly to make the reciever jump or make some sort of shout to get him/her in trouble or disrupt the class) or in the school hallways.
Jack: Haha I wanna see this!
*Bob creeps up behind Joe*
*Bob quickly Shanks Joe and then runs back to Jack*
*Joe Jumps up in shock*
Joe: Ouch! What hit me?
*Bob and Jack laugh*
orgin: prison slang
A homemade knife.
made out of scrap of metal found anywhere and sharpend like a knife. and bottom tightly wrapped with a cloth as a handle.
to be stabbed by a homemade knife.
I heard he got hit with a rusty shank.
1. Any crude, sharp weapon created from otherwise non-imposing objects. Screwdrivers, socket wrenches and hammers are not considered "shanks" because (a) they are not homemade, (b) they are not "crude," improvised weapons, (c) tools are inherently dangerous to begin with, and (d) none of them, with the exception of the screwdriver, are sharp objects. Shanks are created by the desperate for the purpose of stabbing, not bludgeoning.
A true shank would be something like:
- A broken piece of glass with a wrapped towel for a handle.
- A broken piece of plexiglass. Prison lunch trays are made of plexiglass, so shattering one might yield a suitable shank.
- A sharpened piece of wood, usually whittled into a stake rather than a shank, but as it is used for stabbing it is considered a shank nonetheless.
- A sharpened piece of scrap metal. Can be pilfered from just about anywhere.
2. A shank is also the U-shaped part of a padlock, or any other narrow-but-essential part of an object.
2. "I can't lock this damn thing; I think the shank needs oiling."