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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.
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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