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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Squeeze the sausage meat out of its casings, and use the back of a wooden spoon to break up into bite-sized pieces. Carrie Knauer, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Carrie’s Kitchen: Ready for fall? Try these ready-to-serve casserole recipes," 16 Sep. 2019 One hundred and fifty thousand shoots of drought-resistant acacia, hardy baobab and Moringa spill out of their black plastic casings. Aryn Baker / Mbar Toubab, Time, "Can a 4,815-Mile Wall of Trees Help Curb Climate Change in Africa?," 12 Sep. 2019 Officials searched the apartment, seizing empty shotgun and rifle boxes, a gas mask, empty ammunition boxes, electronic devices, pamphlets on guns and a sack full of ammunition casings, prosecutors said. Washington Post, "California festival killer’s motive still a mystery," 31 July 2019 Officials have searched the apartment, seizing empty shotgun and rifle boxes, a gas mask, empty ammunition boxes, electronic devices, pamphlets on guns and a sack full of ammunition casings, the AP reported, citing prosecutors. Phil Helsel, NBC News, "Gilroy garlic festival gunman likely acted alone, officials say," 31 July 2019 The database compares high-resolution images of shell casings to find markings unique to a certain weapon. USA TODAY, "Big butter sculpture, sweet guitar, owl released: News from around our 50 states," 24 July 2019 Based on the number of shell casings spread throughout the home, police determined all four weapons were used in the standoff. CBS News, "Sacramento police say body cam footage shows officer was ambushed before fatal shooting," 22 June 2019 Based on the number of casings found, authorities believe an assault rifle was used to shoot into the home where Kamren Cassius Jones was sleeping. Tanya A. Christian, Essence, "Believed Case of Mistaken Identity Leaves 11-Year-Old Texas Boy Dead," 11 June 2019 Police found dozens of shell casings in the street in front of the house. Loyd Brumfield, Dallas News, "Drive-by shooters fire into east Oak Cliff home, wounding man and woman inside," 5 June 2019

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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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