Plank - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |plæŋk|  American pronunciation of the word plank
Brit.  |plaŋk|  British pronunciation of the word plank

noun

- a stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes (syn: board)
- an endorsed policy in the platform of a political party

verb

- cover with planks
- set (something or oneself) down with or as if with a noise(syn: flump, plonk, plop, plump, plunk)
- cook and serve on a plank

Examples

In this situation she is our only plank.

...made a small indenture to mark the spot where the plank was to be sawed...

The plank measures two inches in thickness.

This plank will not bear your weight.

he made trade protection a plank in the party platform

Word forms

noun
singular: plank
plural: planks
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