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walk the plank

Definition of walk the plank

  1. :  to be forced to walk along a board sticking out over the side of a ship and fall into the sea

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  roam, wander

    :  to move about in visible form :  appear

    :  to make headway

  1. :  an act or instance of going on foot especially for exercise or pleasure

    :  space walk

    :  an accustomed place of walking :  haunt

  1. :  a heavy thick board

    :  one 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 centimeters) thick and at least 8 inches (20 centimeters) wide

    :  an object made of a plank or planking

  1. :  to cover, build, or floor with planks

    :  to cook and serve on a board

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airtight or solitary

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