1) The lower leg, but in the plural it was used for fur taken from the legs of animals, especially black lambs, used for trimming outer garments.

1463 j togam pennulatam cum buggishanks, Leeds

1497 my cremesyn gowne furred with blake shankes, York

1531 for iij blak-lamskynnes viijd, and for a pursell of shankes & v caulinge of shankes ijs vjd, York

1544 one gowne purled with shankes, Pontefract.

dates 1463 1497 1531 1544

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