Laying face down with your arms beside your body in strange and public places. Then photographed.
I was planking on top of the fridge.
by atw90 May 17, 2011
An extreme young old sport in which a person lies outstretched on or beside an object. Correct form requires an expressionless face and arms pointed towards feet.
Jarrod: "I'm going to do some planking on that young old tree."
Aaron: "Awesome, i'll take a photo for the album."
by Jarrod Benn May 17, 2011
Planking is a simple yet effective procedure.

When performing a Plank:

1/ You must always lay face down, ensuring your face remains expressionless for the duration of the Plank.

2/ Your legs must remain straight, and together with toes pointed.

3/ Your arms must be placed by your side, held straight and fingers pointed.

4/ You must make it known that you are Planking. Saying 'I am Planking' will usually get this across. Sternly announcing it will ensure a good result.

5/ Your safety should always be considered. Properly thought through Planking procedures should always go to plan. Never put your self at undue risk.

6/ Every Plank that is captured must be named.
Shit johnny you are the king of planking
by handsomedanbeatsworking May 16, 2011
The act of placing ones body in such a way in which arms are by the plankers side & all limbs are at full extension often performed on a unanimous object. The object in which the planker chooses to plank on is entirely the plankers choice, although the more unique the object often the better the plank. The planker usually immortalize the plank with a picture.
Bill: I have a great idea for planking!
Sean: Yeah?
Bill: Let's go to the gym and plank the basket!
Sean: Dude, you're sick.
by Sancho Planka May 16, 2011
Planking is the action of lying face down with arms to the sides, in unusual public spaces and photographing it.

The term "planking" was coined in Australia where it became an internet meme in 2011 (see Planking Australia page on Facebook).
Person 1: I'm bored...

Person 2: How about planking and taking pictures ?

Person 1: Yeah !
by XeroK May 16, 2011
The act of laying face down, horizontally across an object whilst being photographed.

This trend exploded in Australia in May, 2011, gaining the attention of media the world over.
Banksy planked that weber so hard!

Planking changed my life.
by PreRecorded INC May 16, 2011
The act of rigidly laying face-down on anything(floor, rails, signs, etc.)
Person 1: "Hey did you hear about that guy that got arrested for planking on a police car?"

Person 2: "Well it was his fault. He was trying to do a plank that had already been done."
by Woody A. May 15, 2011
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