noun wain·scot \ˈwān-skət, -ˌskōt, -ˌskät\

Definition of WAINSCOT

British :  a fine grade of oak imported for woodwork
a (1) :  a usually paneled wooden lining of an interior wall (2) :  a lining of an interior wall irrespective of material
b :  the lower three or four feet (about one meter) of an interior wall when finished differently from the remainder of the wall

Origin of WAINSCOT

Middle English, from Middle Dutch wagenschot, probably from wagen wagon + schot shot, crossbar
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Building Terms

batten, cistern, hearth, lath, transom


wainscot·ed or wainscot·tedwainscot·ing or wainscot·ting

Definition of WAINSCOT

transitive verb
:  to line with or as if with boards or paneling

First Known Use of WAINSCOT


Other Building Terms

batten, cistern, hearth, lath, transom, wainscot


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