casing

noun cas·ing \ ˈkā-siŋ \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

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
c :2tire 1
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

Examples of casing in a Sentence

  1. a casing for a shotgun shell

  2. the egg of this bird has an unusually hard casing

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First Known Use of casing

1791


CASING Defined for English Language Learners

casing

noun

Definition of casing for English Language Learners

  • : a layer on the outside of something that covers and protects it

  • : a frame around a door or window


CASING Defined for Kids

casing

noun cas·ing \ ˈkā-siŋ \

Definition of casing for Students

:something that covers or encloses
  • sausage casings


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