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From Middle French planche (a board, plank). See plank.


planch (plural planches)

  1. (obsolete) A plank.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Ld. Berners to this entry?)


planch (third-person singular simple present planches, present participle planching, simple past and past participle planched)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To make or cover with planks or boards.
    To that vineyard is a planched gate. — Shakespeare.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for planch in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)