Definition of Plank

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

Exact synonyms: Board
Specialized synonyms: Matchboard, Skid, Strake, Wale, Chipboard, Hardboard, Deal
Generic synonyms: Lumber, Timber
Terms within: Knot, Knothole



2. Verb. Cover with planks. "The streets were planked"
Exact synonyms: Plank Over
Generic synonyms: Cover
Derivative terms: Planking, Planking

3. Noun. An endorsed policy in the platform of a political party.
Group relationships: Platform, Political Platform, Political Program, Program
Generic synonyms: Policy

4. Verb. Set (something or oneself) down with or as if with a noise. "There plank some children in the rocking chair"; "He planked himself into the sofa"
Exact synonyms: Flump, Plonk, Plop, Plump, Plump Down, Plunk, Plunk Down
Generic synonyms: Place Down, Put Down, Set Down
Derivative terms: Plonk

5. Verb. Cook and serve on a plank. "Planked shad"
Generic synonyms: Dish, Dish Out, Dish Up, Serve, Serve Up

Definition of Plank

1. n. A broad piece of sawed timber, differing from a board only in being thicker. See Board.

2. v. t. To cover or lay with planks; as, to plank a floor or a ship.

Definition of Plank

1. Noun. A long, broad and thick piece of timber, as opposed to a board which is less thick. ¹

2. 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. ¹

3. Noun. Physical exercise in which one holds a pushup position for a measured length of time. ¹

4. Noun. (British slang) A stupid person. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To cover something with planking. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To bake (fish) on a piece of cedar lumber. ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive) To pose for a photograph while lying rigid, face down, arms at side, in an unusual place. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Plank

1. to cover with planks (long, flat pieces of lumber) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Plank

1. 1. To cover or lay with planks; as, to plank a floor or a ship. "Planked with pine." 2. To lay down, as on a plank or table; to stake or pay cash; as, to plank money in a wager. 3. To harden, as hat bodies, by felting. 4. To splice together the ends of slivers of wool, for subsequent drawing. Planked shad, shad split open, fastened to a plank, and roasted before a wood fire. Origin: Planked; Planking. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Plank

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planisphere
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plank (current term)
plank-bed
plank-sheer
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Literary usage of Plank

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1912)
"A plank was needed at the place where the work was being done by the plaintiff and others. He testified as follows : "Mr. Avery told us he would look us up ..."

2. Report by Illinois Highway Commission (1913)
"As the creosote treatment protects the plank from decay, a floor of this character ... A creosoted plank floor costs a little less than twice as much as ..."

3. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1867)
"Wright's and Posey's brigades retired from Chancellorsville by the plank road and ... Upon arriving at the intersection of the old mine and plank roads, ..."

4. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1905)
"CITY OF CHICAGO. the Northwestern plank-Road Company upon tlie same fooling with plank roads organized under the General Law of the Stale. ..."

5. New Englander and Yale Review by Edward Royall Tyler, William Lathrop Kingsley, George Park Fisher, Timothy Dwight (1851)
"History, Structure, and Statistics of plank Roads in the United States and Canada ... With remarks on Roads in general, by FG SKINNER, and a Letter on plank ..."

6. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1847)
"If the ends of the plank are even, and a small rut is made, the wheel of a loaded wagon will scrape along the ends for some distance before it will rise up ..."

7. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1847)
"This is the important point—drain perfectly. plank should not be laid even, but a part should project from two to four inches by the general line, ..."

8. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1912)
"A plank was needed at the place where the work was being done by the plaintiff and others. He testified as follows : "Mr. Avery told us he would look us up ..."

9. Report by Illinois Highway Commission (1913)
"As the creosote treatment protects the plank from decay, a floor of this character ... A creosoted plank floor costs a little less than twice as much as ..."

10. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1867)
"Wright's and Posey's brigades retired from Chancellorsville by the plank road and ... Upon arriving at the intersection of the old mine and plank roads, ..."

11. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1905)
"CITY OF CHICAGO. the Northwestern plank-Road Company upon tlie same fooling with plank roads organized under the General Law of the Stale. ..."

12. New Englander and Yale Review by Edward Royall Tyler, William Lathrop Kingsley, George Park Fisher, Timothy Dwight (1851)
"History, Structure, and Statistics of plank Roads in the United States and Canada ... With remarks on Roads in general, by FG SKINNER, and a Letter on plank ..."

13. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1847)
"If the ends of the plank are even, and a small rut is made, the wheel of a loaded wagon will scrape along the ends for some distance before it will rise up ..."

14. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1847)
"This is the important point—drain perfectly. plank should not be laid even, but a part should project from two to four inches by the general line, ..."

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