wainscotting


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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.]

wain·scot·ing

or wain·scot·ting  (wān′skə-tĭng, -skŏt′ĭng, -skō′tĭng)
n.
1. A wainscoted wall or walls; paneling.
2. Material, such as wood, used for wainscoting.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wainscotting - a wainscoted wall (or wainscoted walls collectively)wainscotting - a wainscoted wall (or wainscoted walls collectively)
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.wainscotting - wooden panels that can be used to line the walls of a roomwainscotting - 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
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