- nautical a plank or timber covering the upper ends of the frames of a wooden vessel
C14 plancher, from Old French planchier, from planche plank, from Latin planca; spelling influenced by plank 1, sheer 1
Examples from the Web for plank-sheer
Such are the wales, the plank-sheer, the garboard-strakes, and the like.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
As Spike uttered this order, his foot was on the plank-sheer of the bulwarks, in the act of passing to the wharf again.
As for Spike, he sat down on the plank-sheer where he had stood, and remained there ruminating intently for two or three minutes.
Her plank-sheer amidships was awash, and the water rolling in a green body from starboard to port and back again.The Grain Ship