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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
A more polite way of describing a mans "penis"
I'm missing Shah's Shank.. Means I'm missing Shah's penis etc.
by persianheart September 22, 2008
often defined as stabbing, but the other less recognized definition is to make a bad pass while playing volleyball.
"shank" passes usually result from a hard serve or hit, they cant be controlled, therefore they bounce off the players arms and fly out of bounds, not to be retrieved.
"She had the hardest serve ever! I totally shanked the ball and we lost."
by shayyyy August 17, 2008
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
To stab, steal, street slang like the word Debo.
Dat nigga got shanked.
by Debo Mofo November 15, 2005
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
to pull someones pants down without out them knowing ur gona do it prior to the act
u wear sweatpants u better tie em cuz i'll shank ur ass!
by *april December 30, 2004
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