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wainscot

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

Definition of wainscot

  1. 1 British :  a fine grade of oak imported for woodwork

  2. 2 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 and Etymology of wainscot

Middle English, from Middle Dutch wagenschot, probably from wagen wagon + schot shot, crossbar


First Known Use: 14th century

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wainscot

verb wain·scot

Definition of wainscot

wainscoted

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wainscotted

wainscoting

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wainscotting

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to line with or as if with boards or paneling



1570

First Known Use of wainscot

1570

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WAINSCOT Defined for Kids

wainscot

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

Definition of wainscot for Students

  1. :  the bottom part of an inside wall especially when made of material different from the rest




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