Plank

  • 1Plank — most commonly refers to a split, flat piece of wood, often planed; it is technically distinguished from a sawn board. Plank may also refer to:* The Plank , a noted British comedy film, with no dialogue * The Plank (1979 film) , a remake of the… …

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  • 2Plank — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Andy Plank (* 1989), italienischer Skirennläufer Beda Plank (1741–1830), österreichischer katholischer Theologe, Dramatiker sowie Chorleiter Brunhilde Plank (1956–2001), österreichische Politikerin (SPÖ)… …

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  • 3Plank — 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}. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.:… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4plank — [plæŋk] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Old North French; Origin: planke, from Latin planca, from plancus flat ] 1.) a long narrow piece of wooden board, used especially for making structures to walk on ▪ a long plank of wood ▪ a bridge made of planks 2.)… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 5Plank — 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To lay down, as on a plank or table; to stake or pay cash; as, to… …

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  • 6plank — [plaŋk] n. [ME planke < NormFr < OFr planche < LL planca, a board, plank < VL palanca < Gr phalangai < phalanx (gen. phalangos): see PHALANX] 1. a long, broad, thick board 2. PLANKING (sense 2) 3. something that supports or… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7Plankənd — or Plankend may refer to: *Plankənd, Gadabay, Azerbaijan *Plankənd, Shamkir, Azerbaijan *Rüstəm Əliyev, Azerbaijan …

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  • 8plank — [ plæŋk ] noun count 1. ) a long narrow piece of wood used for making structures such as floors 2. ) an important aspect of something, on which it is based: the main/central plank of someone s policy/argument/program: Spending cuts remain the… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 9plank — (n.) c.1200, from O.N.Fr. planke (O.Fr. planche) plank, slab, little wooden bridge, from L.L. planca broad slab, board, related to phalanga pole to carry burdens, from Gk. phalange (see PHALANX (Cf. phalanx)). Technically, timber sawed to measure …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10plank — ► NOUN 1) a long, flat piece of timber, used in flooring. 2) a fundamental part of a political or other programme. ● walk the plank Cf. ↑walk the plank DERIVATIVES planked adjective. ORI …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11plank — *paragraph, verse, article, clause, count …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 12plank — hol·o·plank·ton; plank; plank·er; plank·less; plank·ter; plank·tiv·o·rous; plank·tol·o·gy; plank·ton; plank·tont; plank·ways; un·plank; hol·o·plank·ton·ic; plank·ton·ic; plank·ton·ol·o·gy; plank·wise; …

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  • 13plank — plankless, adj. planklike, adj. /plangk/, n. 1. a long, flat piece of timber, thicker than a board. 2. lumber in such pieces; planking. 3. something to stand on or to cling to for support. 4. any one of the stated principles or objectives… …

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  • 14plank — noun 1 flat piece of wood ADJECTIVE ▪ wooden ▪ loose ▪ rotten PHRASES ▪ a plank of wood 2 main point in a policy …

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  • 15plank — I UK [plæŋk] / US noun [countable] Word forms plank : singular plank plural planks 1) a long narrow piece of wood used for making structures such as floors 2) an important aspect of something, on which it is based the main/central plank of… …

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  • 16plank — [[t]plæ̱ŋk[/t]] planks 1) N COUNT: oft N of n A plank is a long, flat, rectangular piece of wood. It was very strong, made of three solid planks of wood. Syn: board 2) N COUNT: with supp, usu N of n The main plank of a particula …

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  • 17plank — noun (C) 1 a long narrow, usually heavy piece of wooden board, used especially for making structures to walk on: a small bridge made of planks 2 plank of an argument/agenda/programme etc one of the main features or principles of an argument etc:… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18plank — /plæŋk / (say plangk) noun 1. a long, flat piece of timber thicker than a board. 2. timber in such pieces. 3. something to stand on or to cling to for support. 4. Originally US a policy which is a key part of a political party s platform. 5. Yoga …

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  • 19plank — n. & v. n. 1 a long flat piece of timber used esp. in building, flooring, etc. 2 an item of a political or other programme (cf. PLATFORM). v.tr. 1 provide, cover, or floor, with planks. 2 (usu. foll. by down; also absol.) esp. US colloq. a put (a …

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  • 20Plank — Recorded as Planche, Planque (French), Plank, Plancke, Planck, Planks, Plaunk, Plincke (English), and possibly others, this is a surname of French origins. It would seem to have first arrived in England with the famous Norman Invaders of 1066,… …

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