deck·​ing | \ ˈde-kiŋ \

Definition of decking

: deck also : material for a deck

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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 The space is outfitted with wood decking, glass railings, comfy couches, and a pergola. Adele Chapin, Condé Nast Traveler, "The 10 Best Rooftop Bars in Washington, D.C.," 12 July 2018 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

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First Known Use of decking

1580, in the meaning defined above

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deckle edge

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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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