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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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Present
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
I am wainscotting/wainscoting
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we are wainscotting/wainscoting
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Present Perfect
I have wainscotted/wainscoted
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he/she/it has wainscotted/wainscoted
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you have wainscotted/wainscoted
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Past Continuous
I was wainscotting/wainscoting
you were wainscotting/wainscoting
he/she/it was wainscotting/wainscoting
we were wainscotting/wainscoting
you were wainscotting/wainscoting
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Past Perfect
I had wainscotted/wainscoted
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Future
I will wainscot
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Future Perfect
I will have wainscotted/wainscoted
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Future Continuous
I will be wainscotting/wainscoting
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been wainscotting/wainscoting
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Conditional
I would wainscot
you would wainscot
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we would wainscot
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Past Conditional
I would have wainscotted/wainscoted
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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 ?
Entering that gable-ended Spouter-Inn, you found yourself in a wide, low, straggling entry with old-fashioned wainscots, reminding one of the bulwarks of some condemned old craft.
There were the pencilled marks and memorandums on the wainscot by the window.
Certainly there were odd little jagged doorways in the wainscot, and things disappeared at night-- especially cheese and bacon.
He crouched together, brushing on the wainscot, and made a dart like a serpent, striking for the door.
There is nothing but a wainscot between my chamber and Milady's; every word that is uttered in one can be heard in the other.
A young and beautiful girl, with hair as black as jet, her eyes as velvety as the gazelle's, was leaning with her back against the wainscot, rubbing in her slender delicately moulded fingers a bunch of heath blossoms, the flowers of which she was picking off and strewing on the floor; her arms, bare to the elbow, brown, and modelled after those of the Arlesian Venus, moved with a kind of restless impatience, and she tapped the earth with her arched and supple foot, so as to display the pure and full shape of her well-turned leg, in its red cotton, gray and blue clocked, stocking.
The panelled wainscot is covered with dingy paint, and acquires a duskier hue from the deep shadow into which the Province House is thrown by the brick block that shuts it in from Washington Street.
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.