- a flat piece of metal for stamping as a coin; a coin blank.
Origin of planchet
Examples from the Web for planchet
Historical Examples of planchet
Planchet, I'll get fatter; I give you my word of honor I will.
You are an Epicurean philosopher, I begin to think, Planchet.
"Quite true, what you say, Planchet," interrupted D'Artagnan.
"Because I should lose half the pleasure I expect to enjoy," replied Planchet.
Planchet was agitated in every fibre of propriety and self-esteem.
- a piece of metal ready to be stamped as a coin, medal, etc; flan
Word Origin for planchet
"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.