The act of laying around in random places motionless.
Q: When should you plank?
A: When you're board.

I have to put the word "planking" here too apparently.
by Mister Doob June 28, 2013
The definition from the 1970's. To place a board, between two points off the ground, in order to defecate. This is usually done to evoke terror in the unsuspecting as it was often done between buildings & high up enough to not be noticed until it was too late.
Friday night Bill & Ehud hung out on the roof top getting drunk, smoking, & scheming. When they had to take a dump they walked out on the board between roof tops & planked an unsuspecting crowd walking by. They were lucky to slip away in the darkness because people couldn't have been too happy about the planking they received from ten stories up.
by Ehud Avni July 07, 2011
the competitive sport of "active lying down", with its origins in Australia, though it has quickly spread to much of the Western World. The sport is played by plankers, who are typically hardcore, thrill-seeking hombres with a passion for lying down and keeping still.

Planking involves plankers, who lie face-down, with their arms to the side whilst having their picture taken. It is especially popular to plank in public or humourous places.
Often "planking pictures" are uploaded to facebook to bring joy to the people.

But the planking has become more than the act of lying down in front of a camera. For whatever reason, this simple act has induced a moral panic. Policemen and Politicitians are anti-planking. The Australian ranga PM is an anti-planker. She is also female.

Planking has become an idea. No policitian or policeman can tell a planker not to plank. It is the new punk movement. But more fun and planker. Haters keep hating, plankers keep planking.
Old mate 1: "hey big dog, what did you get up to on the weekend?"

Old mate 2: "hi big rocks. good weekend man. just went planking. just planked on the harbour bridge. no biggie."

Old mate 1: "you must be getting all the ladies after that dude."

Old mate 2: "ladies love a planker."
by ScruffGags May 28, 2011
Planking is the act of lying face down with arms to the sides of the body, in unusual public spaces and photographing it.
My friends and I were bored this weekend, so Dave grabbed his Nikon and we went planking in strange places all over the city.
by ViperGeek May 26, 2011
the act of lying face down, with arms to the sides of the body, in unusual public spaces, and then photographing it. Also known as 'the lying down game' in Europe and Japan, and 'extreme lying down' in Australasia.
Hey, did you hear about the guy that fell to his death while planking on a seventh storey balcony?
by Spuddy4u May 26, 2011
Lying down (as flat as a board) in places one wouldn't normally lay.
Person 1: Dude, why is that guy laying on the sink?
Person 2: He's planking!
by dcs20120 May 25, 2011
The newest, most extreme sport ever. It consists of lying like a plank across, between, beside, on top of, or along anything. It's extreme.
They are currently considering planking as an Olympic sport.
by Plank_Master May 25, 2011

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