W.O.T.D.


WORD OF THE DAY
SheepshankSHEEP-shangkPart of speech: nounOrigin: Unknown, mid 17th century
1a kind of knot used to shorten a rope temporarily
 
Examples of Sheepshank in a sentence “Killian was glad he remembered a few knots, like a sheepshank, from his Boy Scout days.” “The sailor quickly tied some sheepshanks to keep the rope out of the way.”