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Meaning of PLANK

Pronunciation:  plangk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an endorsed policy in the platform of a political party
  2. [n]  a stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes
  3. [v]  cook and serve on a plank; "Planked vegetable"; "Planked shad"
  4. [v]  cover with planks, as of a wall or a floor; "The streets were planked"
  5. [v]  set (something or oneself) down; "He planked the money on the table"; "He planked himself into the sofa"

PLANK is a 5 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: board, flump, plank over, plonk, plop, plump, plump down, plunk, plunk down
 See Also: chipboard, cover, deal, dish, dish out, dish up, hardboard, knot, knothole, lumber, matchboard, place down, platform, policy, political platform, political program, program, put down, serve, serve up, set down, skid, strake, timber, wale



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Plank\, n. [OE. planke, OF. planque, planche, F. planche,
    fr. L. planca; cf. Gr. ?, ?, anything flat and broad. Cf.
    1. A broad piece of sawed timber, differing from a board only
       in being thicker. See {Board}.
    2. Fig.: That which supports or upholds, as a board does a
             His charity is a better plank than the faith of an
             intolerant and bitter-minded bigot.   --Southey.
    3. One of the separate articles in a declaration of the
       principles of a party or cause; as, a plank in the
       national platform. [Cant]
    {Plank road}, or {Plank way}, a road surface formed of
       planks. [U.S.]
    {To walk the plank}, to walk along a plank laid across the
       bulwark of a ship, until one overbalances it and falls
       into the sea; -- a method of disposing of captives
       practiced by pirates.
  2. \Plank\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Planked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To cover or lay with planks; as, to plank a floor or a
       ship. ``Planked with pine.'' --Dryden.
    2. To lay down, as on a plank or table; to stake or pay cash;
       as, to plank money in a wager. [Colloq. U.S.]
    3. To harden, as hat bodies, by felting.
    4. (Wooden Manuf.) To splice together the ends of slivers of
       wool, for subsequent drawing.
    {Planked shad}, shad split open, fastened to a plank, and
       roasted before a wood fire.
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