AskDefine | Define plank

Dictionary Definition



1 a stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes [syn: board]
2 an endorsed policy in the platform of a political party


1 cover with planks; "The streets were planked" [syn: plank over]
2 set (something or oneself) down with or as if with a noise; "He planked the money on the table"; "He planked himself into the sofa" [syn: flump, plonk, plop, plunk, plump down, plunk down, plump]
3 cook and serve on a plank; "Planked vegetable"; "Planked shad"

User Contributed Dictionary


See also the homophone: Planck



  1. A long, broad and thick piece of sawn timber, heavier and larger than a board.
  2. A political issue that is of concern to a faction or a party of the people and the political position that is taken on that issue.
  3. , A stupid person.


piece of wood
political issue


  1. To cover something with planking.



  1. a high wooden fence which completely prevents any seeing-through


Extensive Definition

Plank most commonly refers to a split, flat piece of wood, often planed; it is technically distinguished from a sawn board. However plank may also be used to describe a thick board, of one and one-quarter inch or thicker for hardwoods and one and one-half inch or thicker for softwoods and 8 inches or wider. Confusingly, a horizontal hewn or sawn log house can be called a "plank house" when the timbers are of rectangular shape such as 7" x 11". Plank may also refer to:

See also

plank in German: Plank
plank in Dutch: Plank
plank in Polish: Deska (materiał budowlany)

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