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Definition of Plank


  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 swimmer.
  3. One of the separate articles in a declaration of the principles of a party or cause; as, a plank in the national platform.
  4. To cover or lay with planks; as, to plank a floor or a ship.
  5. To lay down, as on a plank or table; to stake or pay cash; as, to plank money in a wager.
  6. To harden, as hat bodies, by felting.
  7. To splice together the ends of slivers of wool, for subsequent drawing.

Plank Quotations

I don't pay attention to the number of birthdays. It's weird when I say I'm 53. It just is crazy that I'm 53. I think I'm very immature. I feel like a kid. That's why my back goes out all the time, because I completely forget I can't do certain things anymore - like doing the plank for 10 minutes.
Ellen DeGeneres

The maid that loves goes out to sea upon a shattered plank, and puts her trust in miracles for safety.
Edward Young

I'm as thick as a plank.
Princess Diana

The Democratic party of Florida has put a temperance plank in its platform and the Republican party of every state would nail that plank in their platform if they thought it would carry the election.
Billy Sunday

When you're going for a joke, you're stuck out there if it doesn't work. There's nowhere to go. You've done the drum role and the cymbal clash and you're out on the end of the plank.
Bob Newhart
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Plank Translations

plank in Dutch is tablet, plank, bord
plank in Finnish is taulu
plank in German is Bohle, Brett
plank in Latin is tabula
plank in Portuguese is prancha
plank in Swedish is planka
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