"plank" Definition


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

Dictionary Stats for "plank"

Position in dictionary: 74990 of 111710 words.
Word Types: n., n., n., v. t., v. t., v. t., v. t.,
Words that start with plank: 4
Words that end with plank: 1
Words that contain plank: 4
Next words in dictionary: plank-sheer, planked, planking, planless, planned
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Definition of plank

See all english dictionary definitions, the word type, and other useful information for the word "plank". The definition of the word "plank" is pulled from the 1913 edition of Webster's Unabridged Dictionary. The meaning of this word, and other stats related to "plank", including the position in the dictionary, the number of words that contain, start and end with, and stats related to this word are also extracted from this dictionary version.