a stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes
an endorsed policy in the platform of a political party
plank, plank over(verb)
cover with planks
"The streets were planked"
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"
cook and serve on a plank
"Planked vegetable"; "Planked shad"
A long, broad and thick piece of timber, as opposed to a board which is less thick.
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.
Physical exercise in which one holds a pushup position for a measured length of time.
A stupid person.
To cover something with planking.
To bake (fish) on a piece of cedar lumber.
To pose for a photograph while lying rigid, face down, arms at side, in an unusual place.
Origin: From planke (compare Old French planche), from planca.
a broad piece of sawed timber, differing from a board only in being thicker. See Board
fig.: That which supports or upholds, as a board does a swimmer
one of the separate articles in a declaration of the principles of a party or cause; as, a plank in the national platform
to cover or lay with planks; as, to plank a floor or a ship
to lay down, as on a plank or table; to stake or pay cash; as, to plank money in a wager
to harden, as hat bodies, by felting
to splice together the ends of slivers of wool, for subsequent drawing
Origin: [OE. planke, OF. planque, planche, F. planche, fr. L. planca; cf. Gr. , , anything flat and broad. Cf. Planch.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
The numerical value of plank in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of plank in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of plank in a Sentence
Do you play on the swing, or has the plank already broken?
The idea that Mr. Plank uniquely listens to any one individual is absurd.
Think of plank pose: you need both the abdominals and the lower back to hold that position.
I think categorically yes the culture has changed. The first plank is recruitment. Getting that right is key.
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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- Schwerpunkt, PlankeGerman
- artículo, tablón, entablarSpanish
- lankku, lankuttaa, periaate, loimuttaa, latoaFinnish
- tavola, asseItalian
- 板, 厚板Japanese
- galds, dēlisLatvian
- paraki, papa rākauMāori
- prancha, [[[ponto]] [[de]] [[contenção]], tábua, entabuar, entabularPortuguese
- пункт программы, планка, доскаRussian
- фосна, талпа, fosna, talpa, планка, plankaSerbo-Croatian
- planka, programpunktSwedish
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