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Definition of plank noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a long, narrow, flat piece of wood that is used for making floors, etc. a plank of wood a wooden plank
  2. 2a main point in the policy of an organization, especially a political party The central plank of the bill was rural development.
  3. Idioms
    walk the plank
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    (in the past) to walk along a board placed over the side of a ship and fall into the ocean, as a punishment
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