deck·​ing | \ ˈde-kiŋ How to pronounce decking (audio) \

Definition of decking

: deck also : material for a deck

Examples of decking in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His heart hurts a little when confronted with vinyl siding and plastic decking. Steven Kurutz New York Times, Star Tribune, 14 July 2021 His heart hurts a little when confronted with vinyl siding and plastic decking. New York Times, 13 July 2021 Piles are essentially giant pipes that decking is built on top of, said Jim Jager, director of business continuity and facility security officer at the Port of Alaska. Morgan Krakow, Anchorage Daily News, 23 June 2021 Terremoto populated the garden with native species where possible, and set the pool in aggregate-seeded concrete decking. House Beautiful, 10 June 2021 Leslie Adkins is vice president of marketing at Trex, a major brand of low-maintenance outdoor living products including wood-alternative decking and railings. Washington Post, 25 June 2021 The float was removed from the pier and taken to a local shipyard, where repairs included repainting and renewing the decking. Danielle Echeverria, San Francisco Chronicle, 23 June 2021 According to Gorilla Glue's website, the glue -- which is 100% waterproof and usually used for fixing bathroom tiles, wood flooring and decking -- can be removed with acetone or isopropyl alchol. Alaa Elassar, CNN, 19 June 2021 The parklets are constructed with wood decking, integrating railings and planters as barriers between the seating areas and the street. Randy Tucker, The Enquirer, 21 May 2021

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First Known Use of decking

1580, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of decking was in 1580

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18 Jul 2021

Cite this Entry

“Decking.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of decking

: material that is used to build a deck (sense 3)


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