a small, heart-shaped board supported by two casters and a pencil or stylus that, when moved across a surface by the light, unguided pressure of the fingertips, is supposed to trace meaningful patterns or written messages revealing subconscious thoughts, psychic phenomena, clairvoyant messages, etc.
- Compare Ouija.
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How to use planchette in a sentence
I put my hands on the keyboard like on the planchette of a Ouija Board hoping to conjure something.‘White Collar’ Creator Jeff Eastin: My Biggest Con | Jeff Eastin | July 10, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The word “planchette” is French, and simply signifies a little board.
My wife once said to it: “planchette, write the name of the article I am thinking of.”
For example, she on one occasion said to it: “planchette, where did you get your education?”
Mr. G. was seated beside me, thoroughly intent upon planchette.
Now let us see where Mr. Headley gets the active powers and qualifications to produce the phenomena manifested by his planchette.
British Dictionary definitions for planchette
a heart-shaped board on wheels, on which messages are written under supposed spirit guidance
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