stank

[ stangk ]
/ stæŋk /

verb

a simple past tense of stink.

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British Dictionary definitions for stank (1 of 3)

stank1
/ (stæŋk) /

verb

a past tense of stink

British Dictionary definitions for stank (2 of 3)

stank2
/ (stæŋk) /

noun

a small cofferdam, esp one of timber made watertight with clay
Scot and Northern English dialect a pond or pool

verb

(tr) to make (a stream, cofferdam, etc) watertight, esp with clay

Word Origin for stank

C13: from Old French estanc, probably from estancher to stanch

British Dictionary definitions for stank (3 of 3)

stank3
/ (stæŋk) /

noun dialect

a drain, as in a roadway
a draining board adjacent to a sink unit

Word Origin for stank

special use of stank ² (in the sense: pool, pond)
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