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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After daylight, officers returned to the area and searched a perimeter of several blocks, including the 1400 block of Tyrell Avenue, where a car was shot at the previous Friday, but did not find any damage or bullet casings, Mellema said. Jennifer Johnson,, "Park Ridge police investigate call of gunshots heard, but no evidence found," 18 May 2018 The lead investigator said shell casings found at the store matched those that Ostrem left behind earlier in the day while target shooting at a range. Fox News, "Judge enters not guilty plea for suspect in Walmart killings," 24 Aug. 2018 Around the corner, in the 6000 block of South Maplewood Avenue, more officers were positioned near another crime scene, where at least four evidence markers sat next to shell casings in the street., "1 dead, at least 10 wounded in Chicago shootings since noon Tuesday," 24 Apr. 2018 Gengler said the finding of the bullet Monday did not appear to be related to the casing left Wednesday. Sarah Freishtat, Aurora Beacon-News, "Fox Valley Career Center student accused of leaving bullet at Kaneland High School," 26 Feb. 2018 When officers arrived at the scene, police found five shell casings. Katherine Nails,, "1 dead, 6 shot in just more than an hour in Philly," 12 July 2018 Also at the scene, investigators found a dozen shell casings from a 9mm weapon. Sandra Dibble,, "U.S. couple found shot to death in Bahia de los Angeles," 4 June 2018 Police returned to the scene of the shooting, two blocks away, and found four shell casings, the warrant affidavit continues. Hanna Krueger,, "NOPD uses Facebook and body camera video to book man in 2017 shooting," 25 Apr. 2018 Investigators found two bullet casings at the scene a a 9mm and a 22LR, the reports says. Courtney Astolfi,, "Gunmen fire semi-automatic rifle while robbing man near Fat Cats in Tremont, police say," 24 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of casing

1791, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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