Plank (wood)

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A plank is timber that is flat, elongated, and rectangular with parallel faces that are higher and longer than wide.wikipedia
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Ship

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Used primarily in carpentry, planks are critical in the construction of ships, houses, bridges, and many other structures.
By around 3000 BC, Ancient Egyptians knew how to assemble wooden planks into a hull.

Lumber

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A plank is timber that is flat, elongated, and rectangular with parallel faces that are higher and longer than wide. Planks are often used as a work surface on elevated scaffolding, and need to be wide enough to provide strength without breaking when walked on. The wood is categorized as a board if its width is less than 2+1/2 in, and its thickness is less than 1+1/2 in.
Lumber (American English; used only in North America) or timber (used in the rest of the English-speaking world) is a type of wood that has been processed into beams and planks, a stage in the process of wood production.

Joist

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A plank used in a building as a horizontal supporting member that runs between foundations, walls, or beams to support a ceiling or floor is called a joist.
Typically, wood joists have the cross section of a plank with the longer faces positioned vertically.

Walking the plank

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Walking the plank
For the amusement of the perpetrators (and the psychological torture of the victims), captives were bound so they could not swim or tread water and forced to walk off a wooden plank or beam extended over the side of a ship.

Carpentry

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Used primarily in carpentry, planks are critical in the construction of ships, houses, bridges, and many other structures.

House

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Used primarily in carpentry, planks are critical in the construction of ships, houses, bridges, and many other structures.

Bridge

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Used primarily in carpentry, planks are critical in the construction of ships, houses, bridges, and many other structures.

Shelf (storage)

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Planks also serve as supports to form shelves and tables.

Table (furniture)

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Planks also serve as supports to form shelves and tables.

Scaffolding

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Planks are often used as a work surface on elevated scaffolding, and need to be wide enough to provide strength without breaking when walked on. The wood is categorized as a board if its width is less than 2+1/2 in, and its thickness is less than 1+1/2 in.

Maritime transport

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The plank was the basis of maritime transport: wood floats on water, and abundant forests meant wooden logs could be easily obtained and processed, making planks the primary material in ship building.

Water

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The plank was the basis of maritime transport: wood floats on water, and abundant forests meant wooden logs could be easily obtained and processed, making planks the primary material in ship building.

Shipbuilding

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The plank was the basis of maritime transport: wood floats on water, and abundant forests meant wooden logs could be easily obtained and processed, making planks the primary material in ship building.

Iron

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However, since the 20th century, wood has largely been supplanted in ship construction by iron and steel, to decrease cost and improve durability.

Steel

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However, since the 20th century, wood has largely been supplanted in ship construction by iron and steel, to decrease cost and improve durability.

Indirect grilling

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Plank cooking

Planchette

A planchette ( or ), from the French for "little plank", is a small, usually heart-shaped flat piece of wood equipped with two wheeled castors and a pencil-holding aperture, used to facilitate automatic writing.

Plank

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Plank (wood), flat, elongated, and rectangular timber with parallel faces

Plank road

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A plank road is a road composed of wooden planks or puncheon logs.

Planking (fad)

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The term planking refers to mimicking a wooden plank.

Party platform

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The word "plank" depicts a component of an overall political platform, as a metaphorical reference to a basic stage made out of boards or planks of wood.

Ice yachting

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The Dutch ice yacht is a flat-bottomed boat resting crosswise upon a planking about three feet wide and sixteen long, to which are affixed four steel runners, one each at bow, stern and each end of the planking.

Fishing vessel

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By 3000 BC, the Egyptians knew how to assemble planks of wood into a ship hull.

Sewn boat

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A sewn boat is a type of wooden boat which is clinker built and planks sewn, stitched, tied, or bound together with tendons or flexible wood, such as roots and willow branches.