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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.

[French, from Old French, diminutive of planche, board; see planchet.]


(Alternative Belief Systems) a heart-shaped board on wheels, on which messages are written under supposed spirit guidance
[C19: from French: little board, from planche plank1]


(plænˈʃɛt, -ˈtʃɛt)

a small, heart-shaped board supported by two casters and a pencil or stylus that, when moved by the fingertips across a surface, supposedly writes clairvoyant messages or subconscious thoughts.
[1855–60; < French; see planchet, -ette]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.planchette - a triangular board supported on casters; when lightly touched with the fingertips it is supposed to spell out supernatural (or unconscious) messages
board - a flat piece of material designed for a special purpose; "he nailed boards across the windows"
Ouija, Ouija board - a board with the alphabet on it; used with a planchette to spell out supernatural messages


[plɑːnˈʃet] Ntabla f de escritura espiritista
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Aunt Mildred stirred briskly and looked up from the Planchette board.
Sometime after their marriage, the Lamberts, in company with Powell, were visiting Gerald Reitlinger, a mutual friend, when the host produced a planchette board.