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plank


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Plank  \Plank\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Planked};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Planking}.] 
  1.  To  cover  or  lay  with  planks;  as  to  plank  a  floor  or  a 
  ship.  ``Planked  with  pine.''  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  lay  down  as  on  a  plank  or  table;  to  stake  or  pay  cash; 
  as  to  plank  money  in  a  wager.  [Colloq.  U.S.] 
 
  3.  To  harden,  as  hat  bodies,  by  felting. 
 
  4.  (Wooden  Manuf.)  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Plank  \Plank\,  n.  [OE.  planke,  OF  planque,  planche,  F.  planche, 
  fr  L.  planca;  cf  Gr  ?,  ?,  anything  flat  and  broad.  Cf 
  {Planch}.] 
  1.  A  broad  piece  of  sawed  timber,  differing  from  a  board  only 
  in  being  thicker.  See  {Board}. 
 
  2.  Fig.:  That  which  supports  or  upholds,  as  a  board  does  a 
  swimmer. 
 
  His  charity  is  a  better  plank  than  the  faith  of  an 
  intolerant  and  bitter-minded  bigot.  --Southey. 
 
  3.  One  of  the  separate  articles  in  a  declaration  of  the 
  principles  of  a  party  or  cause  as  a  plank  in  the 
  national  platform.  [Cant] 
 
  {Plank  road},  or  {Plank  way},  a  road  surface  formed  of 
  planks.  [U.S.] 
 
  {To  walk  the  plank},  to  walk  along  a  plank  laid  across  the 
  bulwark  of  a  ship,  until  one  overbalances  it  and  falls 
  into  the  sea;  --  a  method  of  disposing  of  captives 
  practiced  by  pirates. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  plank 
  n  1:  a  stout  length  of  sawn  timber;  made  in  a  wide  variety  of 
  sizes  and  used  for  many  purposes  [syn:  {board}] 
  2:  an  endorsed  policy  in  the  platform  of  a  political  party 
  v  1:  cover  with  planks,  as  of  a  wall  or  a  floor;  "The  streets 
  were  planked"  [syn:  {plank  over}] 
  2:  set  down  "He  planked  the  money  on  the  table";  "He  planked 
  himself  into  the  sofa"  [syn:  {flump},  {plonk},  {plop},  {plunk}, 
  {plump  down},  {plunk  down},  {plump}] 
  3:  cook  and  serve  on  a  plank:  "Planked  vegetable";  "Planked 
  shad" 




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