planking

noun
plank·​ing | \ˈplaŋ-kiŋ \

Definition of planking 

1 : the act or process of covering or fitting with planks

2 : a quantity of planks

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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, BostonGlobe.com, "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 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. Washington Post, "Nation’s oldest coal-fired steamboat returns to Mystic River," 5 Aug. 2017 Soon plastic ice cream cone selfies will be the new planking, or something. Melissa Locker, Time, "Guy's Commitment to Photos With Ice Cream Is the Greatest Love Story Known to Man," 2 Aug. 2017 Here's a look at a few other instances of Internet stunts or pranks that were taken too far: The fad of planking was an Internet photo sensation a few years ago. Eric Levenson, CNN, "'Blinded by YouTube fame': Stunts and pranks go awry in the online era," 29 June 2017

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First Known Use of planking

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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planking

noun

English Language Learners Definition of planking

: heavy boards that are used to build something

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