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Definition of "plank" []

  • A piece of lumber cut thicker than a board. (noun)
  • Such pieces of lumber considered as a group; planking. (noun)
  • A foundation; a support. (noun)
  • One of the articles of a political platform. (noun)
  • To furnish or cover with planks: plank a muddy pathway. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "plank" in a sentence
  • "Georgia Tech wins in a cakewalk; UGA nearly walks the plank is the next entry in this blog."
  • "AP: If the plank is approved as expected, it would mark the first time the GOP has gone on record in its statement of principles as supporting an amendment against gay marriage ...."
  • "Hitler: “The main plank in the Nationalist Socialist program is to abolish the liberalistic concept of the individual …”"