plancher

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French planche.

Noun[edit]

plancher (plural planchers)

  1. A floor made of wood.
  2. A plank.
    • 1631, Francis [Bacon], “(please specify |century=I to X)”, in Sylua Syluarum: Or A Naturall Historie. In Ten Centuries. [], 3rd edition, London: [] VVilliam Rawley; [p]rinted by J[ohn] H[aviland] for William Lee [], OCLC 1044372886:
      Elm; [used] some for planchers
  3. (architecture) The underside of a cornice; a soffit.

Verb[edit]

plancher (third-person singular simple present planchers, present participle planchering, simple past and past participle planchered)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To form using planks.
    • 1586, Conrad Heresbach, Foure Bookes of Husbandrie:
      your stable be well paved with rounde stone, wel planchered and kept clean

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /plɑ̃.ʃe/
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Etymology 1[edit]

From planche.

Noun[edit]

plancher m (plural planchers)

  1. floor
  2. lower limit
  3. (anatomy) floor
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From planche.

Verb[edit]

plancher

  1. (intransitive) to study something thoroughly, to work hard on something, to brainstorm.
    J'ai planché sur le sujet.
    I have made extensive research on the topic.
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