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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.]
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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
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n (esp US: = wooden flooring) → Deck nt
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The North American Decking and Railing Association (NADRA) invites consumers to Check Your Deck [R] using resources such as the 10-Point Consumer Checklist.
* Rooftop decking: Urban areas also can benefit from decking to create usable outdoor spaces.
Drawing upon his many years of experience and expertise as a contractor and builder, Toht takes the through every illustrated step of the way, from design and planning, to choosing tools and materials, to installing footings and ledgers, to framing, to installing decking, to building stairs and railings, to adding benches, planters, and other built-ins.
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.
Homeowners should be aware of effective ways to inspect their outside areas to avoid decking disasters and be knowledgeable of their insurance options in case this unfortunate situation occurs.
I won't spoil the programme but would like to dwell a little bit on a feature introduced to our gardens during that TV period - decking.
US demand for decking is forecast to rise 2.4 percent per year to 3.3 billion lineal feet in 2016, valued at $5.7 billion.
* Before the weekend, stock up at your local DIY store on decking treatment, methylated spirits, fungicidal wash, a stiff broom, protective gloves and goggles, and a good quality wood-stain brush (unless you have these things already).
Timber decking can be an economical means of creating a sun terrace or outdoor seating area.
SUMMER is the perfect time (surely some good weather is on the way?) to prepare your garden for entertaining al-fresco style and decking is a great open extension to your living space.