1. an elephant goad with a sharp spike and a hook
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How To Use ankus In A Sentence

  • Training for these performances often requires the use of whips, tight collars, electric prods and other shocking devices, ankuses, sticks, axe handles, baseball bats, metal pipes, and other tools.
  • She called the ankus ‘an elephant management tool that has been in use for thousands of years.’
  • Ankusha, the goad held in Lord Ganesha's right hand is used to remove obstacles from dharma's path.
  • The ankus is embedded into elephants’ most sensitive areas, such as around the feet, behind the ears, under the chin, inside the mouth, and other locations around the face.
  • The records also detail what Finnegan found during one of the zoo's darkest chapters, when one keeper reported in April 2000 that a colleague had abused Rose-Tu with an ankus.
  • Bessie has white circular inactive ankus scars under her chin, on the neck, and dorsal areas.
  • Ringling Bros. says the ankus, or bull hook, is used to guide elephants like a leash or a set of reins, not to cause pain or discomfort as activists insist.
  • The ankus is sometimes used for beating; it is always used to assert dominance and the threat of punishment.
  • According to Stankushev the ratio between the number of votes and abstentions showed the ratio between fear and conscience.
  • This ankus is over 100 years old and has been made from steel and brass.
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