1 long and thin and often limp; "grown lank with fasting"; "lank mousy hair"
2 long and lean [syn: spindly]
- Rhymes: -æŋk
Adjectivelank (Comparative Lanker ; superl. Lankest.] [AS. hlanc; cf. G. lenken to turn, gelenk joint, OHG. hlanca hip, side, flank, and E. link of a chain.]
- Slender and thin; not well filled out; not plump; shrunken; lean.
- Languid; drooping.[Obs.]
- Who, piteous of her woes, reared her lank head. - Milton
- Lank hair, long, thin hair. - Macaulay
Verblank [intransitive & transitive]
- To become lank; to make lank.
Lank may refer to: