Meaning of “plank” in the English Dictionary

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planknoun [ C ]

us /plæŋk/

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.

(Definition of “plank” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)