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British English: /plaŋk/
American English: /plæŋk/

Translation of plank in German:


  • 1 (piece of timber)
    Brett Neutr.
    (thicker) Bohle Fem.
    (on ship) Planke Fem.
    be as thick as two [short] planks [informal]
    dumm wie Bohnenstroh sein [informal]
    be made to walk the plank (History)
    über die Planke laufen müssen [figurative]

transitive verb

  • 1
    mit Brettern/Bohlen/Planken versehen
    beplanken (Schiff)
    plank something over
    etwas mit Brettern abdecken
  • 2 [informal] (put down)
    knallen [informal]
  • 3 (American English)
    (auf einem Holzbrett garen und servieren)
    planked steak
    Steak auf dem Holzbrett

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