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plank

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noun \ˈplaŋk\

Definition of plank

  1. 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 object made of a plank or planking c :  planking

  2. 2 a :  an article in the platform of a political party b :  a principal item of a policy or program

Examples of plank in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of plank

Middle English, from Anglo-French plaunke, planche, from Latin planca


First Known Use: 13th century


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plank

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Definition of plank

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to cover, build, or floor with planks

  3. 2 :  to set down forcefully —usually used with down

  4. 3 :  to cook and serve on a board

Examples of plank in a sentence

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

15th Century

First Known Use of plank

15th century


PLANK Defined for English Language Learners

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plank

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noun \ˈplaŋk\

Definition of plank for English Language Learners

  • : 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)


PLANK Defined for Kids

plank

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noun \ˈplaŋk\

Definition of plank for Students

  1. :  a heavy thick board



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