deck·​ing | \ˈde-kiŋ \

Definition of decking 

: deck also : material for a deck

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Outside, expansive decking and bar seating provide additional space for living and entertaining. Neal J. Leitereg,, "Actor-comedian Gary Valentine cuts loose from updated ranch house in Encino," 27 June 2018 The project ran into problems right away when the removal of the old decking proved to be more labor-intensive than first thought. Steve Dreyer, Pomerado News, "Poway Swim Center won't open until after Labor Day," 27 June 2018 Two park benches, a portable toilet and decking were damaged at a park. Lisa M. Bolton, Washington Post, "Southern Maryland crime report," 21 June 2018 The cabin sleeps six total in two bedrooms, one-and-a-half bathrooms, and 200 square feet of outdoor decking. Megan Barber, Curbed, "8 A-frames you can rent right now," 1 June 2018 The decking is made out of a hardwood that burns little better than concrete. Time, "The Lesson of How One California Home Survived Last Year's Historic Wildfires," 2 June 2018 Planning for the decking of the bridges began in 2006, Gardner said. Peter Marteka,, "Hop River Trail's Railroad Bridge Will Soon Get New Life With Hiking Traffic," 27 May 2018 Outside, the resort-style backyard features an artificial grass/turf area, a covered patio with a summer kitchen, an overlooking second-story balcony and a pool with travertine decking. Lisa Zapalac, Houston Chronicle, "Bellaire showcase home is open today, May 27," 27 May 2018 The lush three-quarter-acre property features a motor court, expansive decking, an outdoor kitchen and a swimming pool. Neal J. Leitereg,, "Entertainment mogul Reginald Hudlin seeks $14.75 million for Beverly Hills estate," 17 May 2018

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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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