verb (used with object)
Origin of hank
Examples from the Web for hanks
Hanks appears as a talking head in several episodes of the series.CNN ’60s Series Looks at How the Kennedy-Nixon Debate Changed TV|Scott Porch|May 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Not meeting Hanks prior, "helped the dynamics of the film and set the standard," says Abdi.
But alas, Hanks, a two-time Best Actor Oscar winner and five-time Oscar nominee, was completely shut out by the Academy.13 Oscar Nomination Shockers: Oprah, Tom Hanks, ‘Inside Llewyn Davis,’ and More|Marlow Stern|January 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At the top of the corporation, of course, is Hanks, who takes on one of the biggest roles in Hollywood.‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Reveals the Battle Over Disney’s ‘Mary Poppins’|Nico Hines|October 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Still, Hanks aside, none of those actors really carry enough star power for Broadway journeymen to cry foul this year.
One machine consists of a pair of discs fitted on an axle, these discs carry strong hooks on which the hanks are placed.The Dyeing of Woollen Fabrics|Franklin Beech
She had a bearing, a cast of feature, a tone, that seemed to hint at higher social origins than those of her Hanks relatives.Lincoln|Nathaniel Wright Stephenson
Hanks heard me speak, and seeing Thole on the deck, he knelt down by his side and took his hand.Salt Water|W. H. G. Kingston
The liquor is kept just below boiling point for two or three hours, the hanks being turned from time to time.
Broaches were reeled into "hanks" of "six cuts" each, to be "sized," "warped," and made ready for the loom.History of Kershaw's Brigade|D. Augustus Dickert
Word Origin for hank
late 13c., probably from a Scandinavian source, e.g. Old Norse honk, hank "clasp, hank," related to hang (v.).