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An item that is used as a weapon but wasn't originaly inteded to be a weapon. A homemade prison blade is a perfect example.
Dude! You just got shanked with a rake!

Dude look out! That broken beer bottle can be used as a shank!
by Stui August 21, 2005
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discrete and rapid thrusts with a sharp object, usually with something homemade or makeshift and usually directed toward to lower torso.

not to be confused with stab.
Rafael shanked his target in the gut with a ballpoint pen as he walked past him on the sidewalk.
by Action Steve July 29, 2006
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To stab, steal, street slang like the word Debo.
Dat nigga got shanked.
by Debo Mofo November 15, 2005
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1)a knife
2)to cut or stab a person with a knife
3)to harmfully hit a person; to badly hit a ball, esp. in baseball or volleyball
4)to spank
Guy#1:You is a fool
Guy#2:Bitch, shut the fuck up before I shank yo ugly ass
by chya1254 November 10, 2005
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The most dangerous form of shiv involves the prisoner using matches or a lighter (both felony level contraband) to burn a toothbrush into the shape of a spike. The spike is most commonly stabbed into the eye or genitals of the intended target.
He put his eye out with his toothbrush shank
by dmc375 November 15, 2011
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verb. typically thought of as a way to hurt someone in prison with a handmade knife. However, it has a 2nd meaning. Shank can also mean to draw a penis. The drawing can be as elaborate or as simple as one would like it to be. But the idea is that the penis drawing is a surprise, unbeknownst to the receiver.
" damn, my notebook got shanked..."


"I just shanked your shit"
by PITT KNOWS SHIT November 14, 2011
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The act of shiting and wanking at the same time
I was in a horny hurry this morning had to shank
by Shell2784 May 20, 2011
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North Carolina slang for pretending to pull someone's pants down as a joke
Me: "shank!"
My friend: "oh, I thought you were going to pull my pants down, that was funny."
by bigDandtheBoys May 14, 2011
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