a very small copper coin used in Scotland in the 15th and 16th centuries as a four-penny piece.

Origin of plack

1425–75; late Middle English placke < Middle Dutch: name of a coin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for plack

Historical Examples of plack

  • "'Tish not plack in te face I mean, put in te heart," said the skipper.

    Captain Kyd, Vol. II

    Joseph Holt Ingraham

  • I wad gie twa and a plack, Sir, to ony man that could prove that to me; na, bluid winna hide.


    Mrs. Oliphant

  • And so Ware's dead—died a worse death than the hangman's; and died not worth a plack, as I always knew he would.

    Willing to Die

    Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

  • To-morrow's Plack Imp's Night, de fery night de vitch-villow's able to findt de moneys.

  • Plack, plak, n. a small copper coin formerly current in Scotland, equal in value to the third part of an English penny.