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 earthen walls were bolstered with thoughtful wood planking. New York Times, 16 Jan. 2022 The interiors are reminiscent of modern barns, with soaring ceilings and more rustic finishes such as white oak planking, metal detailing leather upholstery, and a chic neutral palette. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 14 Dec. 2021 Guardrails would be added, rising about 42 inches from the deck, with 4-inch viewing gaps between slats of planking on the sides., 30 July 2021 The skyward soar of its fir and pine planking makes its setting in the woods feel natural in two senses. Washington Post, 2 July 2021 The coffin was moved off the platform and lowered into the grave using straps; the tubes were inserted, and planking was laid over the coffin to keep dirt out. Celia Storey, Arkansas Online, 14 June 2021 New developments over the shutdown include the addition of boardwalk planking and steps to make the trails easier to navigate and the completion and connection of trails. Laurie Werner, Forbes, 13 May 2021 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, 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, 17 July 2019

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First Known Use of planking

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of planking was in the 15th century

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24 Jan 2022

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“Planking.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of planking

: heavy boards that are used to build something

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