Chank
Chank Chank" (ch[a^][ng]k), n. [Skr. [,c]a[.n]kha. See {Conch}.] (Zo["o]l.) The East Indian name for the large spiral shell of several species of sea conch much used in making bangles, esp. {Turbinella pyrum}. Called also {chank shell}. [1913 Webster]

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  • chank — n. m. ZOOL Mollusque gastéropode d assez grande taille, à coquille épaisse et lourde, vivant dans l océan Indien et dans la zone tropicale de l Atlantique Ouest. Chank sacré des hindous …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • chank — chank·ings; chank; …   English syllables

  • chank — Derogatory term, applied to situations where you feel cheated or left out. We missed the bus. That s chank …   Dictionary of american slang

  • chank — Derogatory term, applied to situations where you feel cheated or left out. We missed the bus. That s chank …   Dictionary of american slang

  • chank — I. ˈchaŋk, ȯ , ä verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: probably alter of champ (I) dialect : chew noisily : champ II. ˈchaŋk noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • chank — n. [Hind. cankh, conch shell] (MOLLUSCA: Gastropoda) A pear or top shaped shell utilized as ornaments and bangles and held sacred by the Hindus (the Xancus pyrum and the pear Turbinella ) …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • chank — /changk/, v.i. Chiefly New Eng. and West Midland U.S. to eat noisily or greedily. [1870 75; expressive v. akin to CHAMP1, CHOMP] * * * …   Universalium

  • Chank Diesel — Chank Diesel, also known as Charles Andermack, is a contemporary type designer. He was born in Canada and raised in the U.S. state of Florida. Biography Chank was born Charles Anderson, but neighbors called him Chanky, after Spanky from the… …   Wikipedia

  • chank shell — Chank Chank (ch[a^][ng]k), n. [Skr. [,c]a[.n]kha. See {Conch}.] (Zo[ o]l.) The East Indian name for the large spiral shell of several species of sea conch much used in making bangles, esp. {Turbinella pyrum}. Called also {chank shell}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chank shell — noun see chank II …   Useful english dictionary

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