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

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Recent Examples on the Web Over time, deadlifts can help improve stability and core strength—no crunching or planking required. Amy Marturana Winderl, SELF, "10 Deadlift Variations to Light Up Your Legs and Butt," 27 Oct. 2020 The new deck, constructed over parking spaces along Park Boulevard, was designed to replicate the tongue-and-groove cedar wood planking featured in Madison’s dining room. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "The Dish: Madison on Park adds upscale deck for outdoor dining," 1 Sep. 2020 Ceiling materials may be revised as well, with use of a tongue-and-groove cedar planking type of material, Stewart said. Beth Mlady, cleveland, "Middleburg Heights pavilions now under construction require changes," 14 Aug. 2020 As Shearer tells the Salt Lake Tribune, the vessel is a steel hold boat with wooden planking. Alex Fox, Smithsonian Magazine, "Storm Unearths Wreck of Century-Old Boat in Utah’s Great Salt Lake," 29 May 2020 The planking of the remains measures between eight and 11 inches and is joined to the frames with metal fasteners, according to the museum. Meredith Spelbring, Detroit Free Press, "Shipwreck remains wash ashore in West Michigan, possibly dating back to 1850s," 30 Apr. 2020 One planking snapped — my wife tripped on it the other day. Jeff Forward, Houston Chronicle, "Boy Scouts footbridge being repaired after utility work damage highlighted by Woodlands resident," 4 Mar. 2020 Hood said this will likely be his last time breaking the world record for planking, but his next goal is to set the Guinness World Record for most pushups completed in one hour, which currently stands at 2,806. Alicia Lee, CNN, "62-year-old former Marine sets Guinness World Record by holding plank for over 8 hours," 23 Feb. 2020 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

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First Known Use of planking

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Planking.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of planking

: heavy boards that are used to build something

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