Definition of Planchette

1. Noun. A triangular board supported on casters; when lightly touched with the fingertips it is supposed to spell out supernatural (or unconscious) messages.

Generic synonyms: Board
Group relationships: Ouija, Ouija Board



Definition of Planchette

1. n. A circumferentor. See Circumferentor.

Definition of Planchette

1. Noun. A small plank. ¹

2. Noun. (spiritualism) A type of Ouija board. (A small tablet of wood supported on casters and having a pencil attached. The characters produced by the pencil on paper, while the hand rests on the instrument and it is allowed to move, are sometimes interpreted as of oracular or supernatural import.) ¹

3. Noun. A plane-table. ¹

4. Noun. (chiefly Canada) Circular, colored dots pressed into paper money, used to distinguish authentic currency from counterfeit currency. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Planchette

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Medical Definition of Planchette

1. 1. A circumferentor. See Circumferentor. 2. A small tablet of wood supported on casters and having a pencil attached. The characters produced by the pencil on paper, while the hand rests on the instrument and it is allowed to move, are sometimes translated as of oracular or supernatural import. Origin: F. See Planchet. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Planchette

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planchette (current term)
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Literary usage of Planchette

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1. Spiritual Magazine (1870)
"planchette.* IN the progress of a great movement like that of Modern ... It will thus be seen that planchette covers a wide and most important field of ..."

2. The Law of Psychic Phenomena: A Working Hypothesis for the Systematic Study by Thomson Jay Hudson (1908)
"Modifications. — Easily operated — Automatic Writing. — Governed by the Universal Law — The planchette without Spirits. — The planchette and Telepathy. ..."

3. The Law of Psychic Phenomena: A Working Hypothesis for the Systematic Study by Thomson Jay Hudson (1896)
"Modifications. — Easily operated. — Automatic Writing. — Governed by the Universal Law.— The planchette without Spirits. — The planchette and Telepathy. ..."

4. The Law of Psychic Phenomena: A Working Hypothesis for the Systematic Study by Thomson Jay Hudson (1900)
"The planchette without Spirits. — The planchette and Telepathy. —Trance. — Ancient and Modern Superstitions relating to Trance. ..."

5. Once a Week by Eneas Sweetland Dallas (1867)
"I was staying with some friends, and speaking of " planchette," I said I fancied ... planchette" was produced. The lady and I placed our hands on it, ..."

6. The Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research by American Society for Psychical Research (1908)
"NOTES OF A SITTING WITH planchette. On Sunday Evening, April 26, 1908, ... Mr. Manor, who did the writing with the planchette, had never before in his life ..."

7. Collected Essays and Reviews by William James (1920)
"I SARGENT'S "planchette" [] • •••••••• A HEADER of scientific habits of thought would have been more interested by a very few cases described by the author ..."

8. Spiritual Magazine (1870)
"planchette.* IN the progress of a great movement like that of Modern ... It will thus be seen that planchette covers a wide and most important field of ..."

9. The Law of Psychic Phenomena: A Working Hypothesis for the Systematic Study by Thomson Jay Hudson (1908)
"Modifications. — Easily operated — Automatic Writing. — Governed by the Universal Law — The planchette without Spirits. — The planchette and Telepathy. ..."

10. The Law of Psychic Phenomena: A Working Hypothesis for the Systematic Study by Thomson Jay Hudson (1896)
"Modifications. — Easily operated. — Automatic Writing. — Governed by the Universal Law.— The planchette without Spirits. — The planchette and Telepathy. ..."

11. The Law of Psychic Phenomena: A Working Hypothesis for the Systematic Study by Thomson Jay Hudson (1900)
"The planchette without Spirits. — The planchette and Telepathy. —Trance. — Ancient and Modern Superstitions relating to Trance. ..."

12. Once a Week by Eneas Sweetland Dallas (1867)
"I was staying with some friends, and speaking of " planchette," I said I fancied ... planchette" was produced. The lady and I placed our hands on it, ..."

13. The Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research by American Society for Psychical Research (1908)
"NOTES OF A SITTING WITH planchette. On Sunday Evening, April 26, 1908, ... Mr. Manor, who did the writing with the planchette, had never before in his life ..."

14. Collected Essays and Reviews by William James (1920)
"I SARGENT'S "planchette" [] • •••••••• A HEADER of scientific habits of thought would have been more interested by a very few cases described by the author ..."

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