Plank

  • 21plank — n. board extending from a ship to walk the plank ( to go to one s death ) (see the Usage Note for platform) * * * [plæŋk] [ board extending from a ship ] to walk the plank (see the Usage Note for platform; to go to one s death ) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 22plank — noun 1》 a long, thin flat piece of timber, used in building and flooring. 2》 a fundamental part of a political or other programme. verb 1》 make, provide, or cover with planks. 2》 informal, chiefly N. Amer. & Irish set down forcefully or abruptly …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 23plank — See: WALK THE PLANK …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 24plank — See: WALK THE PLANK …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 25plank — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French plaunke, planche, from Latin planca Date: 13th century 1. a. a heavy thick board; especially one 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 centimeters) thick and at least 8 inches (20 centimeters) wide b. an… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 26plank — 1. noun /plæŋk,pleɪŋk,plæŋk/ a) A long, broad and thick piece of timber, as opposed to a board which is less thick. b) 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… …

    Wiktionary

  • 27plank — [13] The etymological idea underlying plank may be ‘flatness’. It comes via planke, a northern dialect version of Old French planche 381 please (source of English planchette [19]), from late Latin planca ‘slab’, a derivative of the adjective… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 28plank — 1. Large peice of knotty wood, not good for much. 2. Person with the same attributes. Chris is a plank. He s also dumber than a post …

    Dictionary of american slang

  • 29plank — 1. Large peice of knotty wood, not good for much. 2. Person with the same attributes. Chris is a plank. He s also dumber than a post …

    Dictionary of american slang

  • 30plank — See: walk the plank …

    Словарь американских идиом

  • 31plank — n 1. British a dull witted person, someone who is as thick as two short planks . The term was used by the late Princess Diana, referring to herself. 2. a solid bodied electric guitar. A musi cian s term of the 1980s; playing such a guitar is… …

    Contemporary slang

  • 32plank — • an idiot, fool. e.g. You complete plank ! …

    Londonisms dictionary

  • 33plank — [plæŋk] noun [C] 1) a long narrow piece of wood that is used for making structures such as floors 2) an important aspect of something, on which it is based the main plank of the party s defence policy[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 34plank — [[t]plæŋk[/t]] n. 1) bui a long, flat piece of timber, thicker than a board 2) something to stand on or to cling to for support 3) gov any one of the principles or objectives that make up the platform of a political party 4) bui to lay, cover, or …

    From formal English to slang

  • 35plank — I s ( en äv. et) plankor II s ( et, plank) staket uppbyggt av plankor …

    Clue 9 Svensk Ordbok

  • 36plank — [13] The etymological idea underlying plank may be ‘flatness’. It comes via planke, a northern dialect version of Old French planche (source of English planchette [19]), from late Latin planca ‘slab’, a derivative of the adjective plancus ‘flat’ …

    Word origins

  • 37plank — Synonyms and related words: Mystik tape, Scotch tape, adhesive tape, band, bandage, batten, beam, belt, billet, board, boarding, brick, cast, cellophane tape, chuck, clap, clapboard, cloth tape, coat, coating, collop, cord, cordwood, covering,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 38Plank — Planck …

    Wörterbuch der deutschen familiennamen

  • 39Plank — type of long and old fashioned surfboard …

    Dictionary of Australian slang

  • 40plank — I Australian Slang type of long and old fashioned surfboard II South African Slang Origin: Afrikanerisms derogatory term used by English speaking people to refer to Afrikaners. Stems from people with a thick Afrikaans accent sounding as thick as… …

    English dialects glossary