from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Planks considered as a group.
- n. An object or structure made of planks.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A series of planks; a group of planks.
- n. The practice of lying face down with arms to the sides, in unusual public spaces, and taking photographs to record the act.
- v. Present participle of plank.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of laying planks; also, planks, collectively; a series of planks in place, as the wooden covering of the frame of a vessel.
- n. The act of splicing slivers. See Plank, v. t., 4.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The operation of laying down planks or of covering with planks.
- n. Planks considered collectively, as in a floor; a piece of work made up of planks; specifically, in ship-building, the skin or covering of wooden timbers on the outer and inner surfaces of the ribs, and upon the beams. A strake is a line of planking. Wales are strakes of thick planking. See cut under beam.
- n. In spinning, the splicing together of slivers of long-stapled wool. See breaking-frame.
- n. One of the finishing operations in felting hats.
- n. In a steam-cylinder, the lagging or clothing.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (nautical) a covering or flooring constructed of planks (as on a ship)
- n. the work of covering an area with planks
- n. planks collectively; a quantity of planks
plank + -ing (Wiktionary)