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Definition 1: A Shank is a swift jab to the side of the body, usually in or under the rib cage.
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.
Bob: Yo guys watch this im gonna shank Joe.
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*
by Faggot Bitch guy August 10, 2006
 
1.
shank, shanked

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.

shanked.

to be stabbed by a homemade knife.
"CrookedEye John" got shanked up..

I heard he got hit with a rusty shank.
by Lec2 February 09, 2003
 
2.
(n.; v.)

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.
1. "See this carrot? This carrot's raw. I'm gonna shank you, whiteboy."

2. "I can't lock this damn thing; I think the shank needs oiling."
by Siegfried Zaga May 24, 2005
 
3.
To stab someone quickly and repeatedly in the side or lower back, usually with a shiv or, occasionally, a spork.
Dude, I totally just got shanked by that guy.
Your kidneys are bleeding. Did someone shank you?
It is impossible to shank The Unshankable Man.
by Heretic666 June 23, 2005
 
4.
a prisoner-made knife like weapon usually made of metal. the first such weapons were fashioned form the metal shanks on prison issue boots. because of this, most modern prisons no longer issue prisoners boots with metal shanks
Cricket always makes the best shanks for 20 cigarettes and a pair of boots.
by Capt_capacitor July 12, 2005
 
5.
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
 
6.
A cross between "thanks" and "shucks" used to express an especially flattered thank you.
Person #1: What an unparalleled nutritionist you are! Surely, you must be the best in all the world!

Person #2: Aw, you don't say. Shanks!
by bedes October 05, 2006
 
7.
As in golf when the golfer misses the intended target,too in vaginal intercourse the target is missed.While in the missionary position during the intensity of the moment if the males back stroke is to great it can result in a missed target.Instead of the penis re-entering the pussy the penis enters the females anus.Unlike golf the shanker might get delight from it.
Two co-workers {Mike and Harry}at the water cooler monday morning."Mike what did you do this weekend"?"I went golfing"."How did you do"?"I would've done o.k. but I Shanked it on the 9th hole"."That sucks"."So how about you what did you get into this weekend Harry"?"I shanked one too"."Oh yea,did you go golfing too"?"Na,me and the old lady was fuckin and I messed up my back stroke and buried it in her ass".Harry and Mike high five each other.
by The Shankmister March 12, 2011