Last edited 18 May 2021


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The word ‘plank’ typically refers to a long, narrow, thin, rectangular piece of timber used in carpentry, flooring, decking, scaffolding and so on.

Groynes in coastal engineering (CIRIA C793), published by CIRIA in 2020, defines planking as: ‘Long flat timber boards (horizontal or sloping) attached to a frame, for example, forming a groyne or deck.’

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