noun \ˈplaŋk\

: a long, thick board that is used especially in building something

: one of the official beliefs and goals of an organization (such as a political party)

Full Definition of PLANK

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 object made of a plank or planking
c :  planking
a :  an article in the platform of a political party
b :  a principal item of a policy or program

Examples of PLANK

  1. Before the convention, there was debate over the foreign policy and economic planks.

Origin of PLANK

Middle English, from Anglo-French plaunke, planche, from Latin planca
First Known Use: 13th century



Definition of PLANK

transitive verb
:  to cover, build, or floor with planks
:  to set down forcefully —usually used with down
:  to cook and serve on a board

Examples of PLANK

  1. <planked the carton down on the counter and left>

First Known Use of PLANK

15th century

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PLANK Defined for Kids


noun \ˈplaŋk\

Definition of PLANK for Kids

:  a heavy thick board
July 01, 2015
precarious Hear it
not certain, secure, or steady
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