Definition of kink in English:
- The tree has a sharp kink in its trunk, as if it had been convulsed with pain.
- And so today the road has a slight kink in it to accommodate the tree.
- That hall was longer than the others and didn't go straight all the way; it had a kink in it.
- Despite the organization's kinks and flaws, even some of FSC's fiercest critics acknowledge its needed role in the movement to help forests regain their balance.
- Okay, so there are a few kinks in the plan that still have to be worked out, but what do you say?
- The cafe held several days of trial runs, in which specially invited customers made their choice of free goodies while the staff and cooks ironed out the kinks.
- Every character has its quirks and kinks but notable among the lot is the marigold chewing tent maker P K Dubey.
- Pluto is encouraging you to stand up for your quirks and kinks.
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- Thread should unwind from the spool and enter the first tension guide on the machine without kinking, twisting or puddling.
- Avoid kinking the conduit, and make sure all connections are secure.
- If the injured limb has been rotated, it is gently realigned and splinted to avoid kinking or tourniqueting.
Originally a nautical term referring to a twist in a rope, kink is from Middle Low German kinke, probably from Dutch kinken ‘to kink’. The adjective kinky, based on kink arose in the mid 19th century meaning ‘having twists’; the sense ‘perverted’ dates from the 1950s.
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