wainscoting
or wainscotting noun Date: 1580 1. wainscot 2 2. material used to wainscot a surface

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  • Wainscoting — Wain scot*ing, n. 1. The act or occupation of covering or lining with boards in panel. [1913 Webster] 2. The material used to wainscot a house, or the wainscot as a whole; panelwork. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wainscoting — or wainscotting [wān′skät΄iŋ, wān′skətiŋ] n. 1. WAINSCOT (n. 1 & 2) 2. material used to wainscot …   English World dictionary

  • wainscoting — wainscot ► NOUN ▪ an area of wooden panelling on the lower part of the walls of a room. ► VERB (wainscoted, wainscoting or wainscotted, wainscotting) ▪ line (a room or wall) with wooden panelling. DERIVATIVES wainscoting (also …   English terms dictionary

  • Wainscoting — Wainscot Wain scot, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wainscoted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wainscoting}.] To line with boards or panelwork, or as if with panelwork; as, to wainscot a hall. [1913 Webster] Music soundeth better in chambers wainscoted than hanged.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wainscoting — /wayn skoh ting, skot ing, skeuh ting/, n. 1. paneling or woodwork with which rooms, hallways, etc., are wainscoted. 2. wainscots collectively. Also, esp. Brit., wainscotting /wayn skeuh ting, skot ing/. [1570 80; WAINSCOT + ING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • wainscoting — wain|scot|ing [ weınskətıŋ, weın,skatıŋ ] noun uncount wood that covers the bottom part of the walls in some old houses …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • wainscoting — wain·scot·ing || weɪnskÉ™tɪŋ n. wooden panels; decorative panels (Architecture) wain·scot || weɪnskÉ™t n. wood panel or lining on the walls of room; design or covering that only decorates the bottom half of a wall v. cover walls of room… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wainscoting — wain·scot·ing …   English syllables

  • wainscoting — UK [ˈweɪnskətɪŋ] / US [ˈweɪnskətɪŋ] / US [ˈweɪnˌskɑtɪŋ] noun [uncountable] wood that covers the bottom part of the walls in some old houses …   English dictionary

  • wainscoting — wain•scot•ing [[t]ˈweɪn skoʊ tɪŋ, skɒt ɪŋ, skə tɪŋ[/t]] n. 1) bui archit. brit. paneling or woodwork with which rooms, hallways, etc., are wainscoted 2) bui archit. brit. wainscots collectively Also, esp. brit. wain′scot•ting. Etymology: 1570–80 …   From formal English to slang

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