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planchet

[plan-chit]
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noun
  1. a flat piece of metal for stamping as a coin; a coin blank.
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Origin of planchet

First recorded in 1605–15; planch + -et
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Historical Examples

  • Planchet, I'll get fatter; I give you my word of honor I will.

    Louise de la Valliere

    Alexandre Dumas, Pere

  • "Because I should lose half the pleasure I expect to enjoy," replied Planchet.

    Louise de la Valliere

    Alexandre Dumas, Pere

  • You are an Epicurean philosopher, I begin to think, Planchet.

    Louise de la Valliere

    Alexandre Dumas, Pere

  • "Quite true, what you say, Planchet," interrupted D'Artagnan.

    Louise de la Valliere

    Alexandre Dumas, Pere

  • Planchet was agitated in every fibre of propriety and self-esteem.

    Louise de la Valliere

    Alexandre Dumas, Pere


British Dictionary definitions for planchet

planchet

noun
  1. a piece of metal ready to be stamped as a coin, medal, etc; flan
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Word Origin

C17: from French: little board, from planche plank 1
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Word Origin and History for planchet

n.

"metal disk out of which a coin is made," 1610s, from French planchette, literally "a small board," diminutive of Old French planche (12c.), from Latin planca "board, slab, plank" (see plank). The planchette used in automatism and on Ouija boards is a re-borrowing of the French word, 1860.

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