(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
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To violently stab someone with the intent of causing serious damage, commonly used when in the presence of a zombie
Jenni Mawson "I'm gonna shank ya"
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slang for pretending to pull down one of your friend's pants for the lulz. Common on the East Coast of the US. Originated in North Carolina
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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
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Shank (1)

A prison term that refers to a home made knife or dagger fashioned out of a regular object

Shank (2)

To shank- To stab or slash someone with a shank

Shanked (3)

A passed tense of shank (2). Could refer to either the speaker or the subject as the shanker
Dude, did you hear about the guy that got killed? He got shanked in prison with a tooth brush!
by Theo Henderson April 20, 2006
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Adjective. used to describe or express something with great excitement, or with great praise
"Dude, did you see her g-string? Shank as fuck!"

"Chigga-chigga, pour me some dat tequila bitch, feelin' shanky!"
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