plank·​ing | \ ˈplaŋ-kiŋ How to pronounce planking (audio) \

Definition of planking

1 : the act or process of covering or fitting with planks
2 : a quantity of planks

Examples of planking in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The four lifters had to move as one unit, and the planking team members could not touch the ground. Slade Rand,, "The Connecticut SWAT Challenge brings police officers and military personnel from across the country to the state," 15 Aug. 2019 After centuries of wear and generations of aquatic colonizers, masts and planking can disintegrate into mounds of debris and layers of seabed ooze. William J. Broad, New York Times, "A Shipwreck, 500 Years Old, Appears on the Baltic Seabed," 22 July 2019 This removable wallpaper that's made to look like real wood planking gives you the same finish at a fraction of the price. Stacia Affelt, Country Living, "6 Quick and Gorgeous Ways to Make Over Your Bedroom This Weekend," 17 July 2019 There’s also an office, laundry room, finished basement and suspended stairwell with custom cypress planking. Rachel Desantis,, "Southern Charm Star Kathryn Dennis' Former Charleston Home Hits the Market for $1.8 Million," 27 June 2019 Guinness recognizes the continuous planking record as 8 hours and 1 minute. Jessie Spangler, Aurora Beacon-News, "West suburban fitness guru aims to set 2 planking records," 23 June 2018 Its handhewn beams, broad pine planking, and rock-solid construction certainly suggest that provenance. Patricia Harris And David Lyon,, "Goin’ up the country: The rustic appeal of Maine’s Route 26," 21 June 2018 Nobody told @Giancarlo818 that planking is no longer cool. George Richards, miamiherald, "Hottest teams in baseball: The Dodgers (sure) and the Marlins (what?!?)," 23 Aug. 2017 Shipwrights also reframed much of the stern, replaced the keel bolts, installed new planking and decking and restored portions of the superstructure, including the pilot house. Pat Eaton-robb, The Seattle Times, "Nation’s oldest coal-fired steamboat returns to Mystic River," 5 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of planking

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Planking.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 21 November 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of planking

: heavy boards that are used to build something

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