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wain·scot

 (wān′skət, -skŏt′, -skōt′)
n.
1. A facing or paneling, usually of wood, applied to the walls of a room.
2. The lower part of an interior wall when finished in a material different from that of the upper part.
tr.v. wain·scot·ed, wain·scot·ing, wain·scots or wain·scot·ted or wain·scot·ting
To line or panel (a room or wall) with wainscoting.

[Middle English, from Middle Dutch waghenscot : perhaps waghen, wagen, wagon (from the quality of wood used for carriagework); see wagon + scot, partition; see skeud- in Indo-European roots.]

wainscot

(ˈweɪnskət)
n
1. (Building) Also called: wainscoting or wainscotting a lining applied to the walls of a room, esp one of wood panelling
2. (Building) the lower part of the walls of a room, esp when finished in a material different from the upper part
3. (Building) fine-quality oak used as wainscot
vb
(Building) (tr) to line (a wall of a room) with a wainscot
[C14: from Middle Low German wagenschot, perhaps from wagen wagon + schot planking, related to German Scheit piece of wood]

wain•scot

(ˈweɪn skət, -skɒt, -skoʊt)

n., v. -scot•ed, -scot•ing (esp. Brit.) -scot•ted, -scot•ting. n.
1. a lining, esp. of wood paneling, for covering interior walls or often only the lower portion of the walls.
2. the dado of an interior wall esp. when finished with wood paneling.
3. Brit. oak of superior quality imported for fine woodwork.
v.t.
4. to line the walls of with wainscoting.
[1325–75; Middle English < Middle Low German or Middle Dutch wagenschot, appar. =wagen wain + schot planking]

wainscot


Past participle: wainscotted/wainscoted
Gerund: wainscotting/wainscoting

Imperative
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Past Continuous
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Past Perfect
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Future
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Future Perfect
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Future Continuous
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
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Conditional
I would wainscot
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Past Conditional
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wainscot - panel forming the lower part of an interior wall when it is finished differently from the rest of the wallwainscot - panel forming the lower part of an interior wall when it is finished differently from the rest of the wall
panel - sheet that forms a distinct (usually flat and rectangular) section or component of something
wall - an architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness; used to divide or enclose an area or to support another structure; "the south wall had a small window"; "the walls were covered with pictures"
2.wainscot - wooden panels that can be used to line the walls of a roomwainscot - wooden panels that can be used to line the walls of a room
panel - sheet that forms a distinct (usually flat and rectangular) section or component of something
Translations

wainscot

[ˈweɪnskət] wainscotting [ˈweɪnskətɪŋ] Nrevestimiento m (de la pared)

wainscot

n no plTäfelung f
References in classic literature ?
Certainly there were odd little jagged doorways in the wainscot, and things disappeared at night-- especially cheese and bacon.
Samuel Whiskers got through a hole in the wainscot, and went boldly down the front staircase to the dairy to get the butter.
Not contented with tearing off all the wainscot and hangings, and splitting the doors to pieces, they beat down the partition walls; and although that alone cost them near two hours, they cut down the cupola or lanthorn, and they began to take the slate and boards from the roof, and were prevented only by the approaching daylight from a total demolition of the building.
Maximilian tried to speak, but he could articulate nothing; he staggered, and supported himself against the wainscot.
The cat had jumped from Zeena's chair to dart at a mouse in the wainscot, and as a result of the sudden movement the empty chair had set up a spectral rocking.
The walls were wainscoted half-way up, the wainscot being covered with green baize, the remainder with a bright- patterned paper, on which hung three or four prints of dogs' heads; Grimaldi winning the Aylesbury steeple-chase; Amy Robsart, the reigning Waverley beauty of the day; and Tom Crib, in a posture of defence, which did no credit to the science of that hero, if truly represented.
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Proposed changes include removal of wainscoting and repair of exterior walls, addition of windows, new wainscot and stucco exterior walls.
TSpanning three floors, the property has cornicing and central roses to its high ceilings, wainscot panelling, timber sash windows and cast-iron fireplaces.
On one of the long walls, I installed wainscot strips made from tongue-and-groove pine.
A report by Butterfly Conservation and Rothamsted Research found that the orange upperwing, bordered gothic and Brighton wainscot moths had all become extinct in the last 10 years.
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