Definition of casing
1 : something that encases : material for encasing: such asa : an enclosing frame especially around a door or window openingb : a metal pipe used to case a wellc : 2tire 1d : 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
a casing for a shotgun shell
the egg of this bird has an unusually hard casing
Recent Examples of casing from the Web
Police recovered 17 .40-caliber cartridge casings fired from two pistols.
Six bullets found their way into Rimann’s body, and four .38 casings landed on the ground.
Ballistic evidence would later match this weapon to bullets and casings collected from the scene, as well as a bullet recovered from the body of the victim.
The home, the family, the nuclear immigrant casing—all that is discarded for a second shell that fits better.
No one was shot but multiple casings were found in the street.
Prosecutors said the shell casings found at the scene of the April 10 shooting were fired from the same gun Townsell was arrested with on April 25.
Jeff McCord picked up shell casings and discarded them in the trash.
Police found nine spent shell casings in the area where Williams had been standing.
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First Known Use of casing
CASING Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of casing for Students
: something that covers or encloses sausage casings
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