What does plank mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. board, plank(noun)

    a stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes

  2. plank(verb)

    an endorsed policy in the platform of a political party

  3. plank, plank over(verb)

    cover with planks

    "The streets were planked"

  4. plank, flump, plonk, plop, plunk, plump down, plunk down, plump(verb)

    set (something or oneself) down with or as if with a noise

    "He planked the money on the table"; "He planked himself into the sofa"

  5. plank(verb)

    cook and serve on a plank

    "Planked vegetable"; "Planked shad"


  1. plank(Noun)

    A long, broad and thick piece of timber, as opposed to a board which is less thick.

  2. plank(Noun)

    A political issue that is of concern to a faction or a party of the people and the political position that is taken on that issue.

  3. plank(Noun)

    Physical exercise in which one holds a pushup position for a measured length of time.

  4. plank(Noun)

    A stupid person.

  5. plank(Verb)

    To cover something with planking.

  6. plank(Verb)

    To bake (fish) on a piece of cedar lumber.

  7. plank(Verb)

    To pose for a photograph while lying rigid, face down, arms at side, in an unusual place.

  8. Origin: From planke (compare Old French planche), from planca.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Plank(noun)

    a broad piece of sawed timber, differing from a board only in being thicker. See Board

  2. Plank(noun)

    fig.: That which supports or upholds, as a board does a swimmer

  3. Plank(noun)

    one of the separate articles in a declaration of the principles of a party or cause; as, a plank in the national platform

  4. Plank(verb)

    to cover or lay with planks; as, to plank a floor or a ship

  5. Plank(verb)

    to lay down, as on a plank or table; to stake or pay cash; as, to plank money in a wager

  6. Plank(verb)

    to harden, as hat bodies, by felting

  7. Plank(verb)

    to splice together the ends of slivers of wool, for subsequent drawing

  8. Origin: [OE. planke, OF. planque, planche, F. planche, fr. L. planca; cf. Gr. , , anything flat and broad. Cf. Planch.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Plank

    plangk, n. a long piece of timber, thicker than a board: one of the principles or aims of an associated party.—v.t. to cover with planks.—n. Plank′ing, the act of laying planks: a series of planks: work made up of planks.—Walk the plank, to be compelled to walk along a plank projecting over the ship's edge into the sea. [L. planca, a board; cf. Plain, even.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of plank in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of plank in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of plank in a Sentence

  1. Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia:

    Do you play on the swing, or has the plank already broken?

  2. Stephanie Ruhle:

    The idea that Mr. Plank uniquely listens to any one individual is absurd.

  3. Tom Holland:

    Think of plank pose: you need both the abdominals and the lower back to hold that position.

  4. Rupert Jones:

    I think categorically yes the culture has changed. The first plank is recruitment. Getting that right is key.

  5. Manoah Esipisu:

    President Uhuru Kenyatta will host Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni tomorrow ... They will discuss the construction of the Uganda-Kenya oil pipeline, a key plank of the Northern Corridor Infrastructure Projects.

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