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king plank

noun, Shipbuilding.
1.
a plank running along the center line of a deck, into which all other planks are fitted.
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  • The mast is stepped through the king plank and into an oak box framing fastened to the keel.
  • Heavier structural members, such as the king plank, were fitted in a few areas.

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