cas·​ing | \ ˈkā-siŋ How to pronounce casing (audio) \

Definition of casing

1 : something that encases : material for encasing: such as
a : an enclosing frame especially around a door or window opening
b : a metal pipe used to case a well
d : a membranous case for processed meat
2 : a space formed between two parallel lines of stitching through at least two layers of cloth into which something (such as a rod or string) may be inserted

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Examples of casing in a Sentence

a casing for a shotgun shell the egg of this bird has an unusually hard casing

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Police roped off a large portion of the neighborhood, and marked as evidence multiple shell casings in the driveway. Carol Robinson |,, "1 dead, 2 wounded in southwest Birmingham robbery early Sunday," 16 June 2019 There were bullet holes in the trailer and casings outside, according to an affidavit. Karina Elwood,, "Man killed woman after argument over stolen U-Haul van, deputies say," 13 June 2019 Investigators recovered bullet casings fired by at least two guns, police reports say. Evan Macdonald,, "Three hurt in drive-by shooting after car followed them from Cleveland deli, police say," 12 June 2019 Deputies located at least one expended bullet casing at the scene of the shooting. Mark Gomez, The Mercury News, "Man injured when argument leads to shooting off Highway 17 near Los Gatos," 12 June 2019 One student cowered beneath her foam yoga mat as shell casings showered the carpet. Washington Post, "He always hated women.," 7 June 2019 One student cowered beneath her foam yoga mat as shell casings showered the carpet. Steve Hendrix, Anchorage Daily News, "He always hated women. Then he decided to kill them.," 7 June 2019 Officers responded to multiple reports of shots fired and found more than 30 expended casings in various calibers strewn about the scene, police said. Lauren Hernández,, "Video shows four suspects firing guns on a Vallejo street, police asking for help," 5 June 2019 The first was two bullet casings found in the driveway of the home. John Spina, The Denver Post, "Bullet casings, phone book pointed investigators to Coal Creek Canyon triple homicide suspect," 5 June 2019

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First Known Use of casing

1791, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of casing was in 1791

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English Language Learners Definition of casing

: a layer on the outside of something that covers and protects it
: a frame around a door or window


cas·​ing | \ ˈkā-siŋ How to pronounce casing (audio) \

Kids Definition of casing

: something that covers or encloses sausage casings

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