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, planknoun

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

  2. plankverb

    an endorsed policy in the platform of a political party

  3. plank, plank oververb

    cover with planks

    "The streets were planked"

  4. plank, flump, plonk, plop, plunk, plump down, plunk down, plumpverb

    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. plankverb

    cook and serve on a plank

    "Planked vegetable"; "Planked shad"

Wiktionary

  1. planknoun

    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. planknoun

    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. planknoun

    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. planknoun

    A stupid person.

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

  5. plankverb

    To cover something with planking.

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

  6. plankverb

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

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

  7. plankverb

    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. Planknoun

    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. Planknoun

    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. Planknoun

    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. Plankverb

    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. Plankverb

    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. Plankverb

    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. Plankverb

    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.

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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. Steven Blockmans:

    The China agreement was a big plank in that strategy, if the Chinese and European parliament don't move, the The EU risks losing a deal that would have cemented the idea The EU can make decisions to defend The EU own commercial interests, without having to call the White House first.

  2. Brie Kerschen:

    She started exercising more, and then she started pushing herself harder than she had, and then eventually she started beating us in her plank challenges. She planked for a minute and a half on a ventilator life support -- beat her mom, that was around September.

  3. Dean Smith:

    If there are amendments, let’s see them. But let’s be clear about this: Australians did not participate in a survey to have one discrimination plank removed, to have other planks of discrimination piled upon them.

  4. Stephanie Ruhle:

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

  5. Daniel Scali:

    My first plank was in November 2020 and that was for two minutes, and the two minutes felt like an absolute lifetime.

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