decking

noun
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 Photos from February filed in the court record show the kitchen and bathrooms had been gutted, and an ornate stair rail, flooring and patio decking ripped out and gone. Kristina Davis, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Federal agent’s job was to monitor dirty cash. Thousands wound up in his pocket," 5 Aug. 2020 Visiting Consol Energy Pennsylvania mining complex, Brouillette marveled at the company’s use of technology and science to develop coal into products such as residential decking and home construction products. Josh Siegel, Washington Examiner, "Daily on Energy: Current tech can only get us two-thirds of reductions to net-zero carbon emissions," 2 July 2020 The helm, too, is designed to look like a Lamborghini cockpit, with two bucket seats surrounded by about an acre of decking. Ezra Dyer, Car and Driver, "Lamborghini Is Building a 4000-HP Boat," 30 June 2020 Spruce up the concrete floor with easy and affordable decking, then complete the look with decorative railing planters and cushion covers. Kelsey Clark, Glamour, "22 Outdoor Decor Ideas to Turn Your Space Into a Summer Sanctuary," 30 June 2020 Floating Vacation Home featured on the Travel Channel: The two-story house along the Willamette River in Oregon City has 3,000 square feet of floating cedar decking for fishing or launching a kayak. oregonlive, "Oregon getaways for the whole family: Are you ready to plan for fun on the water?," 12 June 2020 Outside, layers of succulents and other drought-tolerant plantings create a backdrop for patios, decking and an infinity-edge pool. Neal J. Leitereg, Los Angeles Times, "Modernist Hiram Kwan residence in Los Feliz fetches top dollar," 5 June 2020 Traffic will then be shifted to the new bridge, one direction at a time, so the older bridges can be closed one at a time for re-decking. Rich Exner, cleveland, "Update on two big ODOT projects: Cleveland’s Opportunity Corridor and I-480 Valley View bridge," 25 May 2020 Step 3: Place a 2x8 rafter upright on the crossbeams and strap the level atop the rafter with a bungee cord. Loosen the decking screw from the crossbeam to the post, and raise or lower the beam slightly until the rafter is level. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "Build a Backyard Oasis With This DIY Pergola," 2 May 2020

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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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10 Aug 2020

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“Decking.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/decking. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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More Definitions for decking

decking

noun
How to pronounce decking (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of decking

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

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