Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A flat disk of metal ready for stamping as a coin; a coin blank.
  • n. A small shallow metal container in which a radioactive substance is deposited for measurement of its activity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A flat disk of metal used as a blank for stamping a coin

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A flat piece of metal; especially, a disk of metal ready to be stamped as a coin.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A flat piece of metal intended to receive a die-impression for a coin; a coin-blank.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a flat metal disk ready for stamping as a coin

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Diminutive of planch, flat plate, slab, from Middle English plaunche, plank, from Old French planche, from Late Latin planca, from feminine of Latin plancus, flat; see plāk-1 in Indo-European roots.

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