- n. [木] 厚木板；支架；政纲条款
- vt. 在…上铺板；撂下；立刻付款
- n. (Plank)人名；(英、俄、芬、德)普兰克
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1. The etymological idea underlying plank may be 'flatness'.
2. flake => plank (鼻音化).
3. plane(平的), blank(白板) => plank.
4. blank, flake, plane => plank.
5. plane + blank => plank.
- plank:  The etymological idea underlying plank may be ‘flatness’. It comes via planke, a northern dialect version of Old French planche (source of English planchette ), from late Latin planca ‘slab’, a derivative of the adjective plancus ‘flat’. This may have come from the same source as Greek pláx ‘flat surface’, ancestor of English placenta.
- plank (n.)
- 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.
- 1. Frank put the first plank down and nailed it in place.
- 2. Clamp one end of the plank to the edge of the table.
- 3. a plank of wood
- 4. The plank fell on the ground with a thump.
- 5. The plank was set against the wall.
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