A homemade weapon usually made out of old crap lying around like broken glass or metal. A shank usually is only for stabbing and has no cutting edge (like a dart, but a lot bigger and more dangerous).
As a verb shank means to stab somebody to death with a shank, with quick short motions to the area just below the ribs.
-In both of these senses shiv means the same thing.

"Shank" can also be used in golf to describe a terrible slice or duff resultant from the club head not centered on the ball during the swing. Also a verb.

I've also heard from a guy in NC that they use "shank" to mean pantsing where he lives. Nobody else I've asked says this is true, though. Usually they yell "shank" as they pull down the pants.
-I made a shank and shanked this guy in prison.

-Ahh! I shanked that drive!

-"SHANK!" he yelled as he pantsed Robert.
#shanck #shiv #pants #depants #flag
by yeyYAY May 30, 2006
to stab or get stabed
that bastered got shanked
im gunna shank you
by sinan. July 23, 2005
the act of sneaking up on someone and forcibly dulling their pants below the knees.
same thing as getting pantsed.
Victim of a shanking: i was talking to this really hot girl when steve shanked me
by jacob88 July 19, 2005
To hit a wrong note while playing music, or miss a chord change in a song.
"Man, you really shanked that E minor in your solo, dude!"
by mischki December 08, 2004
a piece of meat, generally in the forearm of a lamb
i ate some chicken fried shank, mmmmmmm
by Anonymous July 12, 2003
Hebrew slang for transsexual man or woman, it is only used as a noun. The etymological origin of the word is descendent from a famous German Jewish Icon called Shankovich. He was an urban legend among the oppressed Jewish community in Munich under the Hitlerian Regime starting from 1938. Thus the Shank was applauded by his Jewish family members and community he was kidnapped by the Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler (LSSAH). The young man had been traumatized by the violence of the rapes he suffered from the members of the Hitlerian entourage. This distress leads the Shank into performing on himself a castration ceremony that was followed by a surgical procedure of sexual change. Sadly the word Shank is now used with a very negative connotation as it describes in Hebrew either a man who suffered from carnal anal acts with no consent, a man who lost his virility or simply a transsexual person.
e.g:
1)"You are such a Shank."- insult
2) "Don’t call me Shank, I’m sorry that you couldn’t accept the new me; I am a woman now and I’m proud."- Claim
3) "Yesterday I saw a Shank in front of the Moulin Rouge in Paris, a very horrible and disturbing image."- Gossip
#slang #hebrew #transsexual #noun #gazbee
by first-class-citizen April 27, 2010
believe it or not, in the province of New Brunswick, shank does not mean stab in prison slang, it means to de-pant someone, or pants someone. imagine my surprise when i heard the soccer team was shanking all the freshmans. this is surprisingly a very widely used and understodd term
-(first person)"dude im gonna shank you in front of your girlf friend"

-(second person)"i swear to god if you do, im gonna shank you in the middle of a crowd."

-(third person)" omg those guys are gonna stab each otehr, wtf why am i here."
#stab #shank #pants #depant #jeans #belt #nb #new brunswick
by vallada November 16, 2009
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