1. Proper noun.  (given name, male) .
  2. Proper noun.  (archaic) A diminutive of the given name Hankin (a medieval form of John).
  3. Noun.  A coil or loop of something, especially twine, yarn, or rope.
  4. Noun.  (nautical) A ring or shackle that secures a staysail to its stay and allows the sail to glide smoothly up and down.
  5. Noun.  (Ulster, lang en) doubt, difficulty.
  6. Noun.  (Ulster, lang en) mess, tangle.

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