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 for Plank
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Plank \Plank\, n. [OE. planke, OF. planque, planche, F. planche,
     fr. L. planca; cf. Gr. ?, ?, anything flat and broad. Cf.
     1. A broad piece of sawed timber, differing from a board only
        in being thicker. See Board.
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     2. Fig.: That which supports or upholds, as a board does a
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              His charity is a better plank than the faith of an
              intolerant and bitter-minded bigot.   --Southey.
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     3. One of the separate articles in a declaration of the
        principles of a party or cause; as, a plank in the
        national platform. [Cant]
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     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Plank \Plank\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Planked; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To cover or lay with planks; as, to plank a floor or a
        ship. "Planked with pine." --Dryden.
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     2. To lay down, as on a plank or table; to stake or pay cash;
        as, to plank money in a wager. [Colloq. U.S.]
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     3. To harden, as hat bodies, by felting.
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     4. (Wooden Manuf.) To splice together the ends of slivers of
        wool, for subsequent drawing.
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     Planked shad, shad split open, fastened to a plank, and
        roasted before a wood fire.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of
           sizes and used for many purposes [syn: board, plank]
      2: an endorsed policy in the platform of a political party
      v 1: cover with planks; "The streets were planked" [syn:
           plank, 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: plank, flump, plonk, plop, plunk,
         plump down, plunk down, plump]
      3: cook and serve on a plank; "Planked vegetable"; "Planked

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  150 Moby Thesaurus words for "plank":
     Mystik tape, Scotch tape, adhesive tape, band, bandage, batten,
     beam, belt, billet, board, boarding, brick, cast, cellophane tape,
     chuck, clap, clapboard, cloth tape, coat, coating, collop, cord,
     cordwood, covering, cut, deal, declaration of policy, disk,
     driftwood, face, fascia, feuille, fillet, film, firewood, flap,
     fling, foil, fold, friction tape, girdle, glass, glaze, hardwood,
     hurl, issue, keynote address, keynote speech, lamella, lamina,
     laminated glass, laminated wood, lap, lath, lathing, lathwork,
     leaf, ligula, ligule, list, log, lumber, masking tape, membrane,
     pane, panel, panelboard, paneling, panelwork, paper,
     party platform, patina, peel, pellicle, plait, planking,
     plastic tape, plate, platform, plating, plop, plump, plunk, ply,
     plyboard, plywood, pole, post, program, puncheon, rasher, revet,
     ribband, ribbon, safety glass, scum, shake, sheathe, sheathing,
     sheathing board, sheet, sheeting, shingle, shred, sideboard,
     siding, skin, slab, slap, slat, slate, slice, slip, softwood,
     spill, splat, spline, stave, stick, stick of wood, stone,
     stovewood, strake, strap, strip, strop, table, tablet, taenia,
     tape, tape measure, tapeline, thatch, three-by-four, throw, thrust,
     ticker tape, tile, timber, timbering, timberwork, toss,
     two-by-four, veneer, wafer, wall in, wall up, wallpaper,
     weatherboard, wood

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