casing

noun
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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Having worked in the past with traditional architecture, Bhasin planned to let the existing moldings, trim, and casings be her guide. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "An Uninspired NYC Apartment Is Revived With Color, Charisma, and Customization," 17 Jan. 2019 And an Illinois State Police forensics expert has testified about bullets and shell casings found at the scene, which all came from the same gun. Fox News, "The Latest: Jury views photos of Laquan McDonald's wounds," 19 Sep. 2018 The victim was found face-down on the ground, with blood covering his face and three spent casings next to his body. Lori Higgins, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Police investigate two fatal shootings on city's east side," 14 July 2018 The men were possibly running after each other, as shell casings were scattered around the parking lot, Metro Video reported. Samantha Ketterer, Houston Chronicle, "Man injured in Cypress Station gunfight," 13 July 2018 Officers discovered shell casings from two different guns at the scene of the shooting, some of which matched the gun recovered from Holmes. Lauren Lumpkin, baltimoresun.com, "Baltimore police release video of car believed to be involved in shooting of 7-year-old girl," 8 July 2018 The plastic casing and its domed tip do a good job of bouncing and projecting bright light through the entirety of the blade. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Hands-on with a $434 replica lightsaber: May the dork be with you," 25 Dec. 2018 February 14, 2018: United Flight 1175 What should have been an express ticket to paradise ended in near calamity when an engine casing broke on a flight from San Francisco to Honolulu last year. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "8 Emergency Landings That Rival the 'Miracle on the Hudson'," 15 Jan. 2019 Animals are slipping out of skins and into different casings. Bess Matassa, Teen Vogue, "Monthly Lovescopes October 2018," 3 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of casing

1791, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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casing

noun

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

casing

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

Kids Definition of casing

: something that covers or encloses sausage casings

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