Crossword clues for plank
- Walkway for pirates' prey
- Thick board
- Piece of timber
- Length of wood
- Engage in a recent fad (not owling)
- Core exercise
- Broad board
- Yoga pose similar to a push-up
- Wooden board
- Wide piece of lumber
- What a pirate might force someone to walk
- Walk the ___ (receive a pirate's punishment)
- Tax cuts in a campaign, say
- Political convention output
- Pirate's walkway?
- Pirate ship punishment site
- Pirate ship part
- Pirate ship board
- Participate in a fad in which a wooden board is mimicked
- One-minute exercise, perhaps
- Lie down for a photograph, fad-wise
- Flat, boardlike Pilates pose
- Flat timber
- Feature of Captain Hook's ship
- Exercise done in push-up position
- Dangerous board on a pirate ship
- Convention agenda item
- Captain Hook's diving board?
- Candidate's base
- Buffalo Tom would walk one
- Boardwalk piece
- Board walk?
- Big board
- Bad thing to have to walk
- Arm-strengthening yoga pose
- Abs-strengthening exercise
- Ab strengthening pose
- "Board" in a political platform
- Ship board
- One way off a ship
- Pirate tale feature
- It's walked on pirate ships
- Pirates may make someone walk it
- Party principle
- Pirate ship feature
- Yoga pose that strengthens the abs
- Exercise position that strengthens the abs
- Something "walked" on a pirate ship
- A stout length of sawn timber
- Made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes
- An endorsed policy in the platform of a political party
- Pirates' punishing path
- Pirate's "last mile"
- Part of a political platform
- Set down
- Platform part
- Part of a platform
- Candidate's program item
- Convention adoption
- Main item of a policy
- Political-platform part
- Strategy No 11 for an idiot
- Length of sawn timber
- Proverbially thick piece of wood
- Prepared piece of wood
- Building timber
- Board’s strategy number eleven?
- Board's main political principle
- Black Pearl feature
- Floor piece
- Piece of lumber
- Flooring piece
- Part of a pirate ship
- Political party principle
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Plank \Plank\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Planked; p. pr. & vb. n. Planking.]
To cover or lay with planks; as, to plank a floor or a ship. ``Planked with pine.''
To lay down, as on a plank or table; to stake or pay cash; as, to plank money in a wager. [Colloq. U.S.]
To harden, as hat bodies, by felting.
(Wooden Manuf.) To splice together the ends of slivers of wool, for subsequent drawing.
Planked shad, shad split open, fastened to a plank, and roasted before a wood fire.
Plank \Plank\, n. [OE. planke, OF. planque, planche, F. planche, fr. L. planca; cf. Gr. ?, ?, anything flat and broad. Cf. Planch.]
A broad piece of sawed timber, differing from a board only in being thicker. See Board.
Fig.: That which supports or upholds, as a board does a swimmer.
His charity is a better plank than the faith of an intolerant and bitter-minded bigot.
One of the separate articles in a declaration of the principles of a party or cause; as, a plank in the national platform. [Cant]
Plank road, or Plank way, a road surface formed of planks. [U.S.]
To walk the plank, to walk along a plank laid across the bulwark of a ship, until one overbalances it and falls into the sea; -- a method of disposing of captives practiced by pirates.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 13c. (c.1200 as a surname), from Old North French planke, variant of Old French planche "plank, slab, little wooden bridge" (12c.), from Late Latin planca "broad slab, board," probably from Latin plancus "flat, flat-footed," from PIE *plak- (1) "to be flat" (see placenta). Technically, timber sawed to measure 2 to 6 inches thick, 9 inches or more wide, and 8 feet or more long. Political sense of "item of a party platform" is U.S. coinage from 1848. To walk the plank, supposedly a pirate punishment, is first attested 1789 and most early references are to slave-traders disposing of excess human cargo in crossing the ocean.
n. 1 A long, broad and thick piece of timber, as opposed to a board which is less thick. 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 Physical exercise in which one holds a pushup position for a measured length of time. 4 (context British slang English) A stupid person, idiot. 5 That which supports or upholds. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To cover something with planking. 2 (context transitive English) To bake (fish, etc.) on a piece of cedar lumber. 3 (context transitive colloquial English) To lay down, as on a plank or table; to stake or pay cash. 4 (context transitive English) To harden, as hat body, by felting. 5 To splice together the ends of slivers of wool, for subsequent drawing. 6 (context intransitive English) To pose for a photograph while lying rigid, face down, arms at side, in an unusual place.
n. 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
v. cover with planks; "The streets were planked" [syn: plank over]
cook and serve on a plank; "Planked vegetable"; "Planked shad"
Plank may refer to:
- Plank (wood)
- Plank (exercise), an isometric exercise for the abdominal muscles
- Plank, Kentucky
- The Plank (1967 film), a British comedy film with no dialogue
- The Plank (1979 film), a remake of the 1967 film
- Plank, an item of a party platform in United States politics
- Plank, a character in Ed, Edd n Eddy
- Plank or Peter Clements, guitar tech for Radiohead
A plank is timber that is flat, elongated, and rectangular with parallel faces that are higher and longer than wide. Used primarily in carpentry, planks are critical in the construction of ships, houses, bridges, and many other structures. Planks also serve as supports to form shelves and tables.
Usually made from sawed timber, planks are usually more than thick, and are generally wider than . In the United States, planks can be any length and are generally a minimum of deep by wide, but planks that are by and by are more commonly stocked by lumber retailers. Planks are often used as a work surface on elevated scaffolding, and need to be wide enough to provide strength without breaking when walked on. The wood is categorized as a board if its width is less than , and its thickness is less than .
A plank used in a building as a horizontal supporting member that runs between foundations, walls, or beams to support a ceiling or floor is called a joist.
The plank was the basis of maritime transport: wood floats on water, and abundant forests meant wooden logs could be easily obtained and processed, making planks the primary material in ship building. However, since the 20th century, wood has largely been supplanted in ship construction by iron and steel, to decrease cost and improve durability.
Usage examples of "plank".
Yet you, a wretched sleeper, with only a thin plank of wood between you and the affray, hear nothing, absolutely nothing.
The five men walked together towards the motor-barge, while the tall blond bargee set out to meet them along the plank that connected it with the bank.
When he is half dead with the beating, they lay him down on his plank bedstead and cover him over with his pelisse.
When he had been well beaten they would wrap him up in his pelisse, and throw him upon his plank bedstead, leaving him to digest his drink.
The officer on duty took him to the civil prison and pointed out the place where his plank bedstead would stand.
His plan of salvation was so narrow, that, like a plank in a tempestuous sea, it could avail no sinner but himself, who bestrode it triumphantly, and hurled anathemas against the wretches whom he saw struggling with the billows of eternal death.
Even so, one of the mares had panicked and kicked a hole in the planking not far above the water line and the entire crew, mac Calma included, had been called to put their backs into baling to keep the merchantman afloat for the last leagues of the journey.
On these a number of loose planks were placed, and on the planks lay the bodies of the metif woman and her child.
Deck planks buckled and split around the midmast as it swelled in its narrow socket.
It was home-made, of course, but running my hand curiously over the rough, sun-worn surface of the wood, I found each morticed joint as tight as any boatyard could have made them, the planking copper-fastened and neatly stopped below the paint.
It was only as he was setting foot upon the plank and beginning gingerly to pick his way across it, that we discerned the outlines of the familiar form, and realised the dreadful truth that the stranger whom we had taken for the advance guard of our enemy was in truth none other than Vicar Pinfold, and that it was the rhythmic pat of his stick which we heard mingling with his footfalls.
She was wordlessly grateful that the foredeck was planked with wizardwood.
Now, the cracked stone planters were planked over as tables, or else spell-sealed as vault space to preserve rare scrolls on arcane practice.
Talith raised the mud-splashed hem of her habit and mounted the gritty, planked steps to the hall.
The wagons were lightened, the food, the tents, the supplies drawn across on strung ropes, then the carts laboriously lashed together and planked over as makeshift bridges.