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1 A small ring or hoop of metal used to bend the luff of a headsail to the forestay of a sailing vessel. Modern hanks are spring-loaded so that they can easily be slipped on or off the stays as desired. It can also be used as a verb so that a sail can be hanked to a stay.

2 A length of small three-stranded rope used on board to lace sails and for lashings where strength is needed.

Subjects: Maritime History.


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