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Part of Speech: noun
Results: 7
1. A broad piece of sawed timber, differing from a board only in being thicker. See Board.
2. Fig.: That which supports or upholds, as a board does a swimmer.
3. One of the separate articles in a declaration of the principles of a party or cause; as, a plank in the national platform.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. To cover or lay with planks; as, to plank a floor or a ship.
2. To lay down, as on a plank or table; to stake or pay cash; as, to plank money in a wager.
4. To splice together the ends of slivers of wool, for subsequent drawing.
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