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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Officers found spent 9mm casings inside the blue car, as well as five bullet holes in the front passenger window, indicating someone inside that car fired shots. Ashley Luthern, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee man forgot he had gun, fired it accidentally inside squad car, charges say," 15 June 2018 In this Clinton Hill home, that meant choosing vintage rugs, textiles, furniture, lighting, and decor, incorporating reclaimed wood as much as possible (like as floating shelves), and revitalizing banisters and window casings. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, "Almost Everything in This Colorful Family Home is Vintage," 3 May 2019 The film captures the hatchlings breaking out of their shell casings, and an exquisite sight those gator babies are. Dorothy Rabinowitz, WSJ, "‘America’s Mississippi’ Review: Overflowing With Life," 29 Nov. 2018 Classic ragu has an easy twist: Dried figs or fig jam and plenty of fresh ginger are simmered with sweet Italian pork sausage removed from its casing. Caleb Barber,, "Recipe: A twist on pork ragu adds dried figs and fresh ginger to the classic sauce," 2 Apr. 2018 After daylight, officers returned to the area and searched a perimeter of several blocks, including the 1400 block of Tyrell Avenue, where a car was shot at the previous Friday, but did not find any damage or bullet casings, Mellema said. Jennifer Johnson,, "Park Ridge police investigate call of gunshots heard, but no evidence found," 18 May 2018 The lead investigator said shell casings found at the store matched those that Ostrem left behind earlier in the day while target shooting at a range. Fox News, "Judge enters not guilty plea for suspect in Walmart killings," 24 Aug. 2018 Around the corner, in the 6000 block of South Maplewood Avenue, more officers were positioned near another crime scene, where at least four evidence markers sat next to shell casings in the street., "1 dead, at least 10 wounded in Chicago shootings since noon Tuesday," 24 Apr. 2018 Gengler said the finding of the bullet Monday did not appear to be related to the casing left Wednesday. Sarah Freishtat, Aurora Beacon-News, "Fox Valley Career Center student accused of leaving bullet at Kaneland High School," 26 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of casing

1791, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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