Definition of renk in US English:

renk

(also ronk, rank)

noun

English Regional, North
Coal Mining
historical
  • The distance a putter must cover in bringing coal from the workings, originally used to determine the level of any particular putter's wages.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William Brockett (bap. 1788, d. 1842), antiquary. Origin uncertain. Perhaps a specific sense development of rank.

Pronunciation

renk

/rɛŋk/