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plank

noun [C]  /plæŋk/ us  

plank noun [C] (FLAT PIECE)

a long, flat piece of wood or other material, esp. one wide enough and strong enough to walk on: They walked across the creaky, wooden-plank floor of the old house.

plank noun [C] (PRINCIPLE)

an important principle on which the activities of a political or other group are based: He prepared the peace plank in the Democrats’ 1864 presidential platform.
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