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plank

Politics one of the policies in a political party's programme

Plank

A long, flat piece of wood measuring at least 2 inches in thickness and more than 8 inches in width; used for flooring and sheathing.

What does it mean when you dream about a plank?

As a floor plank, this symbol could mean the dream is about physical or moral support. More frequently, we associate this term with the legendary pirate practice of “walking the plank,” which was a simple form of execution. Yet another association is describing someone as “dumb as a plank” (“dumb as a post”).

plank

[plaŋk]
(materials)
A heavy board with thickness of 2-4 inches (5-10 centimeters) and a width of at least 8 inches (20 centimeters).

plank

A long, wide, square-sawn thick piece of timber; the specifications vary, but often the minimum width is 8 in. (20 cm), and the minimum thickness is 2 to 4 in. (5 to 10 cm) for soft-wood and 1 in. (2.5 cm) for hardwood.
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SPEEDING ALONG: Inflatable thunderboat, above, water skiing, left, and walking the plank, far left
A Ministry of Transport source said: "They won't be walking the plank.
Organisers of the annual World Walking The Plank Championships say the wacky event is facing the plunge due to soaring insurance costs.
As it is, they acquire a quirky prestige by virtue of their elevation, hefted up on stacks of thick spools or sidled onto flatbeds perched on wooden sawhorses, slouched in single file as if walking the plank.
After you've played through many levels and must start over again, you'll feel like walking the plank.
The River Rat Race is a 10k event, including exciting activities such as kayaking, crossing the Infinity Bridge the hard way, climbing Newport Bridge, swimming across the Tees and walking the plank of the Endeavour.
Missed last weekend's World Walking The Plank competition but hoping to buy a DVD of the action.
Throughout the weeks, children and staff worked hard to make fancy dress costumes for the grand finale, which included games such as walking the plank, trampolining, a bouncy castle and a treasure hunt.
Next Tuesday, youngsters will be invited to take part in energetic games, including walking the plank, hornpipe dancing and throwing the cannonball.