English version

planking in Construction topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishplankingplank‧ing /ˈplæŋkɪŋ/ noun [uncountable]  1 TBC British English wood that has been cut into planks, especially when it is used to make a floor, bridge, or fence2 the activity of lying face down with your body straight and stiff, in an unusual place or on something unusual, so that a photograph of this can be shown on the Internet
Examples from the Corpus
plankingHe knew it as soon as he heard the wheels rumble over the metal planking of a bridge.Distracted, Luce stubbed her toe against a piece of raised planking and tripped.A stout table is made of rough planking approximately 32in square.He was walking past the barley granaries now, three rough structures of tamarisk planking.He wrenched the knife back and forth to free it from the planking.The planking and the underlying ribs thus formed a rectangular trellis with no diagonal bracing or shear members.Their planking was patched with corrugated iron, their roofs shingled with flattened tin cans.From where he stood he could see the interior was crammed with old logs, wood planking, and some rusted machinery.