One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
See shankusually in combination ‘a long-shanked hook’
- ‘A shanked clearance from the City shot-stopper then saw Tait close in on goal, only for Chris Brass to recover sharply and force the Rovers' striker wide and to safety.’
- ‘R.W. Eaks overcame a shanked sand wedge on the third hole to shoot a season-best 7-under 65 for a share of the first-round lead with Gil Morgan in the Champions Tour's Bayer Advantage Classic.’
- ‘I prefer a size 10 in long shank and have tied smaller versions on conventional shanked size 10.’
- ‘Brass ring shanked boat nails are excellent if available.’
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