plack

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English placke, from Dutch plak (small coin), from Middle Dutch placke (name of a coin). Cognate with Old High German pleh, bleh (thin leaf of metal, plate). Compare plaque.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

plack (plural placks)

  1. (Scotland and northern UK, Historical) Any of various small coins used in Scotland and the Netherlands during the 15th and 16th centuries, having a value in Scotland of four pennies Scots.

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

plack (plural placks)

  1. (US) Common misspelling of plaque.

Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Flemish placke ‘small coin’, French plaque, mediaeval Latin placa. Compare plaque.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

plack (plural placks)

  1. (historical) plack
    And than, besides his valiant acts, / At bridals he won many placks. (Robert Sempill, ‘The Piper of Kilbarchan’)