verb (used without object)
Origin of brank
Examples from the Web for brank
Kirkham had its brank for scolds, in addition to a ducking-stool.
At the north country town of Morpeth a brank is still preserved.
A second brank was kept in the prison, principally formed of leather, but with an iron tongue-piece.
We find, in the same county, traces of the brank at Holme, in the Forest of Rossendale.
Frane and Spain were upon the brank of open war when Philip arrived in England.