Definition of sheepshank in English:

sheepshank

Syllabification: sheep·shank
Pronunciation: /ˈSHēpˌSHaNGk
 
/

noun

A kind of knot used to shorten a rope temporarily.
More example sentences
  • Less satisfying is the sensation of having a hundred Belgian eyes on you while you try to remember the difference between a sheepshank and a half-hitch.
  • To do that would require a knot like the sheepshank, which he knew not how to do.

More definitions of sheepshank

Definition of sheepshank in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day conspicuous
Pronunciation: kənˈspɪkjʊəs
adjective
clearly visible