[ dek-ing ]
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  1. material, as paper or fiberboard, treated in various ways as a waterproof covering for a deck or roof.

  2. material of concrete, asbestos, steel, or the like, in the form of self-supporting flooring or roofing units laid between joists or rafters.

Origin of decking

First recorded in 1525–35; deck + -ing1

Words Nearby decking Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use decking in a sentence

  • Little boys when decking themselves out with tall hat and monstrously big clothes seem to be trying to put on an alarming aspect.

    Children's Ways | James Sully
  • Then they both looked at another miniature portraying him riding one lamb, while he was decking another with ribbons.

    Napoleon's Young Neighbor | Helen Leah Reed
  • Her only pleasure now in decking herself out was in thinking that her mother would take delight in seeing her dressed.

    North and South | Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  • In the second passage reference is made to the decking of the chief dish at high feasts with garlands of flowers and evergreens.

  • A decking of bamboo slats secured by copper-wire to the crossbars was usually employed.

    The Home of the Blizzard | Douglas Mawson

British Dictionary definitions for decking


/ (ˈdɛkɪŋ) /

  1. a wooden deck or platform, esp one in a garden for deckchairs, etc

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