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noun Slang.
  1. a tranquilizer.

Origin of trank1

by shortening and respelling


  1. the piece of leather from which one glove is cut.
  2. the cut or shaped trank, not including thumb, gussets, and fourchettes.

Origin of trank2

First recorded in 1860–65; origin uncertain
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  • "And watching Telly and sucking on tranks," Joe said, not really interested and largely arguing for the sake of conversation.

    Frigid Fracas

    Dallas McCord Reynolds