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deck 1

1. A platform extending horizontally from one side of a ship to the other.
a. A platform or surface likened to a ship's deck.
b. An unroofed platform, typically with a railing, that adjoins a building or is built on a rooftop.
c. The roadway of a bridge or an elevated freeway.
3. The piece of hard material, usually wood or composite, to which the frames housing the wheels are attached on a skateboard or landboard.
a. A pack of playing cards.
b. A group of data processing cards.
c. A digital file containing slides for a presentation.
5. A tape deck.
tr.v. decked, deck·ing, decks
1. To furnish with or as if with a deck.
2. Slang To knock down: He decked his sparring partner.
clear the deck Informal
To prepare for action.
hit the deck Slang
1. To get out of bed.
2. To fall or drop to a prone position.
3. To prepare for action.
on deck
1. On hand; present.
2. Sports Waiting to take one's turn, especially as a batter in baseball.

[Middle English dekke, from Middle Dutch dec, roof, covering; see (s)teg- in Indo-European roots.]

deck 2

tr.v. decked, deck·ing, decks
1. To clothe with finery; adorn. Often used with out: We were all decked out for the party.
2. To decorate: decked the halls for the holidays.

[Dutch dekken, to cover, from Middle Dutch decken; see (s)teg- in Indo-European roots.]


1. (Architecture) a wooden deck or platform, esp one in a garden for deckchairs, etc
2. (Horticulture) a wooden deck or platform, esp one in a garden for deckchairs, etc


n (esp US: = wooden flooring) → Deck nt
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com can help homeowners build a new deck with their maintenance free decking materials, which helps to eliminate some of the winterizing steps listed above.
The heart of "Stanley Decks" is a step-by-step guide to building four different types of deck including a patio deck, a first-story deck, a raised deck, and a multi-feature deck--which include a range of decking and railing types and special features.
Our friends in the deck business tell us that "re-deck" projects are keeping them busy these days: They tear off the old wood decking and repair the deck's framing if needed.
Wood-plastic composite and plastic lumber decking materials are expected to experience double-digit annual gains in demand through 2016.
You can construct a deck from scratch or you can get decking kits, which are easier for DIYers because they provide what you need for a deck of a specific size and shape.
to prepare your garden for entertaining al-fresco style and decking is a great open extension to your living space.
decking market has seen a shift in product mix in recent years.
EXPERTS at Decking Direct aim to add a new room to your home by building it "al fresco".
DeckExpo was launched in 2003 and attracts 1700 decking contractors.
WE'RE now a nation that loves to live outdoors and as a result the popularity of decking in the garden is growing.
There were several excellent papers describing new test results and comparing real world moisture aging tests with lab results," says Tatyana Samoylova, R&D engineer with decking manufacturer Kadant Composites in Bedford, Mass.
One feature that can help provide this enticing setting is decking.