What does the word kink mean?

Usage examples for kink

  1. Marsh on the wreck saw after this that the line was clear, and that no kink or knot stopped its running freely. – Heroes of the Goodwin Sands by Thomas Stanley Treanor
  2. Vee nods, and I stretches my neck out another kink. – The House of Torchy by Sewell Ford
  3. Kink: A knotty twist in a thread or rope. – The American Woman's Home by Catherine E. Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe