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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

As a very small child I found recorded noise and the solitary singer beneath the spotlight so dramatic and so brave... walking the plank... willingly... It was sink or swim. The very notion of standing there, alone, I found beautiful.
Steven Patrick Morrissey

I'm as thick as a plank.
Princess Diana

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

A singer for me is more like someone who is standing alone with a microphone like Scott Walker, rather than someone who is bashing a plank and is spitting all over a microphone.
Graham Coxon
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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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