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
Recent Examples on the Web OneScreen was among the 14 companies identified as Guangzhou Bems relabelers by IPVM, which noted that the devices share an identical casing and other hardware components. Gregory Barber, Wired, "Schools Adopt Face Recognition in the Name of Fighting Covid," 3 Nov. 2020 One casing was found behind a storage chest in the bedroom of Taylor's sister, Juniyah Palmer, and turned in by the family's lawyer. Kala Kachmar, The Courier-Journal, "Rifle casings were found at scene of Breonna Taylor shooting, AG's office says," 30 Oct. 2020 Two unspent shells loaded in the shotgun matched the brand on the shell casing recovered from the yard, police wrote in a statement of probable cause. Taylor Deville,, "Kingsville man ordered to home release after firing gun during confrontation with Trump supporters," 19 Oct. 2020 The stark contrast between the smooth white paneling and the shiny black interior casing can trick the eye, too, making the system seem a bit sleeker than a simple hard-cornered box with similar dimensions. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "PS5 unboxing: Sony’s big, curvy boy stands out in any room," 27 Oct. 2020 Integrating noise-cancellation, wireless antennas and microphones into a smaller AirPods Pro casing has proved challenging during development, which could result in a less ambitious design when the product is finalized, the people said. Mark Gurman,, "Apple Developing Smaller AirPods Pro, Revamped Entry-Level Model," 26 Oct. 2020 Police found shell casings outside the property, and a neighbor found an additional casing the next day and turned it over to police. Lori Weisberg, San Diego Union-Tribune, "San Diego city attorney moves to shut down La Jolla Airbnb party mansion," 23 Oct. 2020 They were perfectly grilled with a nice, snappy casing and a juicy, savory interior. Mara Severin, Anchorage Daily News, "Anchorage restaurants and breweries have everything you need to throw your own private Oktoberfest," 16 Oct. 2020 The waterproof device is available in a classic black casing or a handful of playful, colorful alternatives for kids, who unfortunately aren't waterproof. Corey Gaskin, Ars Technica, "A bunch of Amazon devices are on sale for Prime Day, some at more than half off," 13 Oct. 2020

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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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15 Nov 2020

Cite this Entry

“Casing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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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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