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  1. Hanks, Tom Hanks, Thomas J. Hanksnoun

    United States film actor (born in 1956)

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. hanks

    Hoops or rings of rope, wood, or iron, fixed upon the stays, to seize the luff of fore-and-aft sails, and to confine the staysails thereto, at different distances. Those of wood are used in lieu of grommets, being much more convenient, and of a later invention. They are framed by the bending of a rough piece of wood into the form of a wreath, and fastened at the two ends by means of notches, thereby retaining their circular figure and elasticity; whereas the grommets which are formed of rope are apt to relax in warm weather, and adhere to the stays, so as to prevent the sails from being readily hoisted or lowered.--Iron hanks are more generally used now that stays are made of wire.--Hank is also a skein of line or twine.--Getting into a hank, irritated by jokes.

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  1. ankhs

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hanks in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hanks in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of hanks in a Sentence

  1. Tom Hanks as his dad:

    If I invented The Cure for cancer tomorrow, in the article The Cure would say,' Tom Hanks' Son Invents The Cure For Cancer,' you know what I mean ? The Cure's inevitable.

  2. Kit Harington:

    I knew the book because I studied it at school. I was very excited to play Roland Leighton. I love the way he wrote those beautiful letters and poems to his loved one. I like doing that myself, and it’s really a lost art, actually, I have that Tom Hanks typewriting app. I love it. There’s no spell check so you really have to think it out.

  3. Stephen Colbert:

    I guess there are no good people left, so let’s just get it over with, just tell us whatever you did, Jimmy Carter ! Barack Obama ! Tom Hanks ! Malala !

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    openly distrustful and unwilling to confide
    • A. profound
    • B. suspicious
    • C. greedy
    • D. opaque

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