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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Plank v. t. [imp. & p. p. Planked p. pr. & vb. n. Planking.]
 1. To cover or lay with planks; as, to plank a floor or a ship. Planked with pine.”
 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.]
 3. To harden, as hat bodies, by felting.
 4. Wooden Manuf. To splice together the ends of slivers of wool, for subsequent drawing.
 Planked shad, shad split open, fastened to a plank, and roasted before a wood fire.