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{n: Yankee, Yank, Northerner} an American who lives in the North (especially during the American Civil War)



{n: Yankee, Yank, Yankee-Doodle} an American (especially to non-Americans)

{n: ball} a pitch that is not in the strike zone
"he threw nine straight balls before the manager yanked him"

{v: yank, jerk} pull, or move with a sudden movement
"He turned the handle and jerked the door open"


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