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.
1. The act of laying planks; also, planks, collectively; a series of planks in place, as the wooden covering of the frame of a vessel.
2. The act of splicing slivers. See Plank, v. t., 4.
n 1: planks collectively; a quantity of planks
2: (nautical) a covering or flooring constructed of planks (as
on a ship)
3: the work of covering an area with planks