According to Wikipedia, "thunk" may refer to:
- a piece of code to perform a delayed computation (similar to a closure)
- a feature of some virtual function table implementations (similar to a wrapper function)
- a mapping of machine data from one system-specific form to another, usually for compatibility reasons
I am, as I say, humbled to find that I did not know the term thunk. All this time, I thought it was the past tense of think.