What does plank mean?

Definitions for plank
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word plank.

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"

Wiktionary

  1. plank(Noun)

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

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

  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.

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

  3. plank(Noun)

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

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

  4. plank(Noun)

    A stupid person.

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

  5. plank(Verb)

    To cover something with planking.

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

  6. plank(Verb)

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

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

  7. plank(Verb)

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

    Etymology: 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

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

  2. Plank(noun)

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

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

  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

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

  4. Plank(verb)

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

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

  5. Plank(verb)

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

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

  6. Plank(verb)

    to harden, as hat bodies, by felting

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

  7. Plank(verb)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. plank

    Thick boards, 18 feet long at least, from 1-1/2 to 4 inches thick, and 9 or 10 inches broad; of less dimensions, it is called board or deal (which see), the latter being 8 or 9 inches wide, by 14 feet long.

How to pronounce plank?

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
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    Indian

How to say plank in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Stephanie Ruhle:

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

  2. Tom Holland:

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

  3. David Bier:

    I don't see any way to get back to it now that Republicans know where their base is on their issue, i would be surprised if you didn't see a more restrictive legal immigration plank than you already have in the GOP platform in 2020.

  4. 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.

  5. Eric Schiffer:

    Fiorina used Sherlock Holmes-like tech marketing research at HP, this ear-to-the-ground excising of consumer talking points helps connect her with voters by feeding them what they want, but her reputation as CEO was a disaster – and this will shove her over the Republican plank.

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