decking

[ dek-ing ]
/ ˈdɛk ɪŋ /

noun

material, as paper or fiberboard, treated in various ways as a waterproof covering for a deck or roof.
material of concrete, asbestos, steel, or the like, in the form of self-supporting flooring or roofing units laid between joists or rafters.

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Origin of decking

First recorded in 1525–35; deck + -ing1

Definition for decking (2 of 2)

deck
[ dek ]
/ dɛk /

noun

adjective

Civil Engineering. (of a bridge truss) having a deck or floor upon or above the structure.Compare through(def 22).

verb (used with object)

Origin of deck

1425–75; (noun) late Middle English dekke material for covering < Middle Dutch dec covering, roof; (v.) < Dutch dekken to cover; cognate with German decken; cf. thatch

SYNONYMS FOR deck

OTHER WORDS FROM deck

un·decked, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for decking (1 of 2)

decking
/ (ˈdɛkɪŋ) /

noun

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

British Dictionary definitions for decking (2 of 2)

deck
/ (dɛk) /

noun

verb (tr)

See also deck over

Derived forms of deck

decker, noun

Word Origin for deck

C15: from Middle Dutch dec a covering; related to thatch
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Idioms and Phrases with decking

deck

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