a small, heart-shaped or triangular device, often having as one of its supports a pencil, that is supposed to write out a message or, as with a Ouija board, point to letters or words, as it moves with the fingers resting lightly on it
Origin of planchetteFr: see planchet
A small triangular board supported by two casters and a vertical pencil that, when lightly touched by the fingertips, is said to spell out subconscious or supernatural messages.
Origin of planchetteFrench, from Old French, diminutive of planche, board; see planchet.
- A small plank.
- (spiritualism) A type of Ouija board. (A small tablet of wood supported on casters and having a pencil attached. The characters produced by the pencil on paper, while the hand rests on the instrument and it is allowed to move, are sometimes interpreted as of oracular or supernatural import.)
- A plane-table.
- (chiefly Canada) Circular, colored dots pressed into paper money, used to distinguish authentic currency from counterfeit currency.