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

Definition of decking

: deck also : material for a deck

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Yuba also offers a wide range of accessories, including bamboo decking and sideboards for cargo, bags for grocery runs, and seating options for kids. Aaron Gulley, Outside Online, "Excellent E-Bikes for Racing, Commuting, and Hauling," 4 July 2019 Like the decking of the satyr’s ship, the wool then rotted away, leaving a cast of its fibres on the coin. The Economist, "Buried metal artefacts gather stories on their surfaces," 4 July 2019 Then crews needed to repair the pavement, as the material damaged the road decking. Sophie Carson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Crash that closed I-94 for 13 hours caused when car hit median, semitruck spilled chemicals on road," 29 June 2019 From budget to aftercare, so many factors come into play when picking the best decking material for your home. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, "How to Choose the Best Deck Material for Your House," 22 May 2019 For example, composite versus pretreated decking or metal roofs versus asphalt shingles. May Delgado, Houston Chronicle, "GHBA Remodelers Council: Experience low-maintenance living," 16 June 2019 Composites Pros: Composite decking materials are made primarily from wood fibers and recycled plastics, and are among the fastest-growing decking options available today. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, "How to Choose the Best Deck Material for Your House," 22 May 2019 The most common types of decking are pine and cedar, and on the West Coast, even redwood. Emma Bazilian, House Beautiful, "Everything You Need to Know About Staining a Deck," 1 Apr. 2019 Floor Materials The floor of a greenhouse can be made of any number of materials, including gravel, wood decking, flagstone, metal grates, poured concrete, or just bare dirt. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How to Build a Greenhouse," 28 Jan. 2019

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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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English Language Learners Definition of decking

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

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