The Collaborative International Dictionary
Lank \Lank\ (l[a^][ng]k), a. [Compar. 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.
Meager and lank with fasting grown.
Who would not choose . . . to have rather a lank purse than an empty brain?
Languid; drooping. [Obs.]
Who, piteous of her woes, reared her lank head.
Lank hair, long, thin hair.