yank
1. [ noun ] an American who lives in the North (especially during the American Civil War)
Synonyms: Yankee Northerner
Related terms: American Federal North US
2. [ verb ] pull, or move with a sudden movement
Synonyms: jerk
Examples:

"He turned the handle and jerked the door open.."

Related terms: pull tug jerker
3. [ noun ] an American who lives in New England
Synonyms: New_Englander Yankee
Related terms: American New_England
4. [ noun ] an American
Synonyms: Yankee-Doddle yankee-doodle Yankee
Related terms: American
Similar spelling:   Yankey
  Yankee
  yang