Hanking vs Hacking - What's the difference?

hanking | hacking |

As verbs the difference between hanking and hacking

is that hanking is while hacking is .

As an adjective hacking is

short and interrupted, broken, jerky; hacky.

As a noun hacking is

(computing) playful solving of technical work that requires deep understanding, especially of a computer system.

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  • hacking



    (en adjective)
  • Short and interrupted, broken, jerky; hacky.
  • A hacking''' cough. A '''hacking''' laugh. A '''hacking''' breath. A '''hacking cry.
    A more hacking and harrowing cough I have never heard.
    Anise will diminish the most hacking cough to where it is no longer irritating.
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  • Usage notes

    Most non-creative collocations are the phrases given as examples.

    Derived terms

    * hacking cough * hackingly


  • (computing) Playful solving of technical work that requires deep understanding, especially of a computer system.
  • From hacker'': ''"A person who delights in having an intimate understanding of the internal workings of a system, computers and computer networks in particular." — RFC 1392
  • (computing) Unauthorized attempts to bypass the security mechanisms of an information system or network. See also cracker.
  • (pathology) A dry coughing; the emission of a succession of short coughs.
  • (sports, chiefly, American football, soccer, rugby) A kick in the shins.
  • (massage) The act of striking the muscles with the side of the hand.
  • (UK, countable) A riding or journey on horseback. (Plural hackings.)
  • (obsolete) The operation of working over the faces of rough or worn grindstones with a hack-hammer.
  • (obsolete, masonry) The separation of a course of stones into two smaller courses, when there are not enough large stones to form a single course.
  • (obsolete, gem-cutting) The cuts and grooves made in the metal laps by holding the cutting edge of a steel blade against them while in motion, for the purpose of providing receptacles or pockets for the powders using in cutting and polishing gems.
  • (obsolete, brick-making) The piling of bricks for drying.
  • Derived terms

    * hacking coat, hacking jacket, hacking-seat * hacking run


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    See also



    * (Vol. IV, p. 2675–2676; supplement Vol. XI, p. 559) * “hacking” in Harrap's Shorter , 2006, p. 416 * “hacking” in Concise English Dictionary , Wordsworth, 2007, p. 405 * “ hacking” at Wordnik