deck·​ing ˈde-kiŋ How to pronounce decking (audio)
: deck
also : material for a deck

Examples of decking in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Aim the spray farther in front of you for decking or horizontal surfaces, not directly down. Kristina McGuirk, Better Homes & Gardens, 4 July 2023 Other things that must be taken out as a condition to get the permit for wall repairs include a fireplace, decking and more retaining walls, according to the commission staff. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Oct. 2023 This innovative decking material offers a range of benefits that traditional wood decking simply can't match. Kelsey Mulvey, House Beautiful, 6 Apr. 2023 The work includes removing all existing roofing materials down to the decking — the plywood or other wood under the shingles. Sherry Greenfield, Baltimore Sun, 27 Aug. 2023 Across the board, our design experts were extremely taken with the unmatched beauty of this decking. Jacqueline Saguin, Good Housekeeping, 26 Dec. 2022 His favorite wood is teak, used for the decking, walls, and joinery. Julia Zaltzman, Robb Report, 28 July 2023 The Callahan closure lasted 76 days, and was focused on rebuilding the curbing and drainage sections and replacing the tunnel’s concrete decking, according to a MassDOT spokesperson. Daniel Kool,, 3 July 2023 Naturally, composite decking is no exception to the growing list. Kelsey Mulvey, House Beautiful, 6 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1580, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of decking was in 1580

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“Decking.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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