planking


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planking

[′plaŋk·iŋ]
(naval architecture)
The wood decks and outside planks in wood or composite ships.

planking

1. A flooring surface or covering made of planks.
2. The laying of planks.
3.See decking.
4. In log cabin construction, a term occasionally applied to logs that have been hewn only on two opposite sides.
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Planking is also known as “the lying down game” and players must be rigid, like a wooden plank, with their faces down and arms to their sides.
The hog's stress is felt throughout the ship; large knee supports had pulled away from deck planking, doors no longer fit their frames, and water seeped through a hull whose ribs had loosened.
Planking -- also known as the Lying Down Game -- is the trend of lying face down, perfectly stiff, on various structures in public.
Planking, the art of lying straight down to mimic a wooden plank to surprise and amuse people, also known as the 'lying down' game, is becoming popular worldwide.
Celebrities like British chef Gordon Ramsay, American actress Rosario Dawson and American R andB singers Usher and Chris Brown are among a host of celebrities who have posted planking snaps.
Planking involves lying face down, palms flat against your sides, and your feet firmly together.
Make sure planking extends 6 to 12 inches beyond the end of the scaffold.
Both Planking and Owling are catching on like wildfire.
Dawson, 32, expressed regret on not knowing about planking when she hit the catwalk for a charity fashion show at the Cannes Film Festival in France last month.
has traced the origin of planking to 2006, when two British students began posting pictures of themselves on Facebook, participating in what they termed the "Lying Down Game.
Facebook comments included: "I love that only the New Zealand prime minister would promote planking.
In what is thought to be Australia's first planking fatality, Beale fell after slipping off a 5cm-wide balcony railing.