cas·​ing ˈkā-siŋ How to pronounce casing (audio)
: something that encases : material for encasing: such as
: an enclosing frame especially around a door or window opening
: a metal pipe used to case a well
: a membranous case for processed meat
: 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

a casing for a shotgun shell the egg of this bird has an unusually hard casing
Recent Examples on the Web He was also charged with two felony firearms possession counts related to the April 2022 shooting that police say involved at least five shooters and left behind a chaotic crime scene littered with more than 100 shell casings. Cindy Von Quednow, CNN, 10 June 2024 In all, more than 100 shell casings littered the streets. Darrell Smith, Sacramento Bee, 8 June 2024 At least 60 shell casings were found in the area, the Sun-Times reported. Kate Linderman, Kansas City Star, 28 May 2024 Data on bullet casings and weapons collected, as well as arrests, also is required. David Greising, Chicago Tribune, 24 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for casing 

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Word History

First Known Use

1791, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of casing was in 1791

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Cite this Entry

“Casing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


cas·​ing ˈkā-siŋ How to pronounce casing (audio)
: something that encloses or surrounds
: a frame around a door or window opening

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