Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A flat disk of metal ready for stamping as a coin; a coin blank.
  • noun A small shallow metal container in which a radioactive substance is deposited for measurement of its activity.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A flat piece of metal intended to receive a die-impression for a coin; a coin-blank.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A flat piece of metal; especially, a disk of metal ready to be stamped as a coin.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A flat disk of metal used as a blank for stamping a coin

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a flat metal disk ready for stamping as a coin

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[ Diminutive of planch, flat plate, slab, from Middle English plaunche, plank, from Old French planche, from Late Latin planca, from feminine of Latin plancus, flat; see plāk- in Indo-European roots.]

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