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Plank meaning

plank - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. cover with planks; " The streets were planked"
  2. 2. 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"
  3. 3. A broad piece of sawed timber, differing from a board only in being thicker. See Board.
  4. 4. Fig.: That which supports or upholds, as a board does a swimmer.
  5. 5. One of the separate articles in a declaration of the principles of a party or cause; as, a plank in the national platform.
  6. 6. To cover or lay with planks; as, to plank a floor or a ship.
  7. 7. To lay down, as on a plank or table; to stake or pay cash; as, to plank money in a wager.
  8. 8. To harden, as hat bodies, by felting.
  9. 9. To splice together the ends of slivers of wool, for subsequent drawing.
  10. 10. A thick board.

plank - examples of usage

  1. He made 'em walk the plank. - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
  2. Occasionally a plank of drift timber was similarly whirled up- some thirty or forty feet; disappearing altogether again as it fell crashing into the roar of the retreating wave. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  3. Her bows were more raised, and she lay over further by the depth of a plank. - "The Frozen Pirate", W. Clark Russell.
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