noun 1. a person's leg, especially the part from the knee to the ankle. 2. a long, narrow part of a tool connecting the handle to the operational end. "gouges vary in the amount of curve or sweep on the cutting edge and the form of the shank"
verb 1. GOLF strike (the ball) with the heel of the club. 2 slash or stab (someone), especially with a makeshift knife.
or it can apply to a bird. the (common) Redshank, here coming into land in Mai Po.