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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.
References in classic literature ?
He dropped the plank, and turned deadly pale in a moment.
Was it--could it be--the man who had carved the letters on the plank? Yes!
"So, my beauty," said Hook, as if he spoke in syrup, "you are to see your children walk the plank."
It is sad to know that not a boy was looking at her as Smee tied her to the mast; the eyes of all were on the plank: that last little walk they were about to take.
His intention was to turn her face so that she should see they boys walking the plank one by one.
"'Good-bye, little Hans,' said the Miller, as he went up the hill with the plank on his shoulder, and the big basket in his hand.
Soon after the planks in the floor sprang up as before, and the woman came up, dressed in white, with the iron belt and chain.
Then he knelt down, made the sign of the cross, and lowering his face to the planks, as if he would have kissed them, said in a low tone, in French, "Comte de la Fere, are you there?"
Plank returned to York on October 1, 1901, with the Athletics as they faced Penn Park.
MIKE Milligan's reminiscences of the giant metal slide (Chronicle, August 27) reminds me of that other long lost giant of the children's playground, the plank swing.
The warrants had been acquired by Plank pursuant to the plan of arrangement between the Company and Mobio Technologies Inc.
Roasting salmon on a cedar plank has been done for many years, this is an updated version that can be cooked on your backyard grill.