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trank1

[trangk]
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noun Slang.
  1. a tranquilizer.
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Origin of trank1

by shortening and respelling

trank2

[trangk]
noun
  1. the piece of leather from which one glove is cut.
  2. the cut or shaped trank, not including thumb, gussets, and fourchettes.
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Origin of trank2

First recorded in 1860–65; origin uncertain
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  • Take away their fracases and their trank pills and they'd go berserk.

    Mercenary

    Dallas McCord Reynolds

  • In fact, Joe had already wondered what their version of trank was.

    Frigid Fracas

    Dallas McCord Reynolds

  • After this the trank or outline of the glove must be cut out.

  • "On the trank again," Freddy grumbled, but Joe sensed he wasn't particularly amused.

    Frigid Fracas

    Dallas McCord Reynolds

  • "I hope every fracas buff in North America chokes on his trank pills," he snarled.

    Frigid Fracas

    Dallas McCord Reynolds