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shank

 [shangk]
1. leg (def. 1).
2. crus (def. 2).

shank

(shank),
1. The tibia; the shin; the leg.
2. The portion of an instrument that connects the cutting or functional portion to a handle; with rotary tools, such as burs and drills, the end that fits into the chuck.
[A.S. sceanca]

shank

(shangk)
1. leg (1).
2. crus ( 2).

shank

(shăngk)
n.
1.
a. The part of the human leg between the knee and ankle.
b. A corresponding part in other vertebrates.
2.
a. The whole leg of a human.
b. A leg or leglike part.

shanked adj.

shank

1 the tibia.
2 the part of a device that connects the functional part to a handle.

SHANK2

A gene on chromosome 11q13.2 that encodes a member of the Shank gene family, which are multidomain scaffold proteins of the postsynaptic density (PSD) involved in synapse formation and dendritic spine maturation. The PSD connects neurotransmitter receptors, ion channels and other membrane proteins to the actin cytoskeleton and G protein-coupled signalling pathways.

shank

(shangk)
1. The tibia; the shin; the leg.
2. The portion of an instrument that connects the cutting or functional portion to a handle; with rotary tools, such as burs and drills, the end that fits into the chuck.
[A.S. sceanca]

shank

reinforcing tempered metal strip, approximately 1cm wide, inserted between mid- and outsoles, from heel to forepart of a shoe (see Table 1)
Table 1: Parts of a shoe
PartFeatures
The upperThat part of the shoe that covers and encloses the dorsal, medial, lateral and posterior aspects of the foot
The upper may be made from a single piece of material, or from a number of shaped elements, including:
Toe boxThe space at the distal limit of the shoe
Toe puffThe stiffener that lines and maintains the shape of the toe box
Toe capAn additional layer of upper material that overlies the toe box
VampThe part of the upper immediately overlaying the dorsum of the MTPJs (the part of the upper subjected to maximum flexing)
TongueThe shaped strip of upper that lies between and under the facings and overlies the dorsum of the metatarsals and tarsus
QuartersThe close-fitting part of the shoe that encloses the medial and lateral aspects of the tarsus and heel and the posterior heel area
Heel counterShaped stiffeners that maintain the contour of the heel of the shoe
BackstayA strip of material that overlies the back seam that joins the quarters at the posterior heel
SoleThat part of the shoe that covers and encloses the plantar aspect of the foot
The sole is made of hard-wearing materials that both cushion and protect the foot
InsoleThe innermost part of the sole on which the foot rests, often cushioned
ShankA metal strip extending from the middle of the heel to the tarsus
Bottom fillingsInfill material used to level out the space between the insole and the outsole where the shank is positioned (not including where the outsole is directly moulded to the upper)
WeltA strip of leather stitched between the upper and the outsole
OutsoleThe part of the shoe in direct contact with ground surface, made of a material that withstands hard wear, shock-absorbs and aids traction
HeelLifts added to the area of the outsole area that lies under the rearfoot

MTPJ, metatarsophalangeal joint.

shank

(shangk)
The portion of an instrument that connects the cutting or functional portion to a handle; with rotary tools, such as burs and drills, the end that fits into the chuck.
[A.S. sceanca]

shank,

n the part of the instrument that connects the working end to the handle.
shank flexibility,
n the degree of rigidity that makes the shank of a hand-held instrument suited to a particular task. The thinner and more pliable the shank, the greater the tactile sensitivity of the instrument.
shank, lower,
n the section of the working end of a dental instrument that is closest to the blade. Also called
terminal shank.
shank, straight,
n the linear, uncurved or unangled portion of an instrument that connects the working end to the handle. A straight shank is generally used in easily accessible areas while those with an angled shank are used in more confined areas.
shank, terminal,
n See shank, lower.

shank

1. the tibia or shin; a leglike part. In the dog fancy, shank refers to the hindlimb between the hip and stifle.
2. the lead part of a halter.