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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Forges that shaped casings for the space shuttle’s booster rockets. Rick Romell, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Forget beer. Exhibition shows it was mastery of machinery that made Milwaukee hum.," 9 Sep. 2019 Newman thinks the bear, which seemed about 2 years old, may have been casing place since the boxes from pet retailer Chewy were dropped off earlier that day. USA TODAY, "Cat burglar, prison bats, USS Arizona Memorial: News from around our 50 states," 4 Sep. 2019 In all, seven officers fired a total of about 65 rounds, the chief said, adding that police were still counting shell casings fired by the gunman. Washington Post, "Masked man killed in shootout with police," 3 Sep. 2019 Under the glare of a police squad car’s headlights, officers working the scene inspected the street for shell casings. Alice Yin,, "6 shot in overnight gun violence as Labor Day begins," 2 Sep. 2019 Six-inch baseboards, crown molding and decorative door casings pop the walls in varied tones throughout the home. Mary Wakeford, azcentral, "Couple finds the perfect Victorian home in Peoria. Take a look," 22 Aug. 2019 As officers responded to the shooting, Page secured her pistol in the trunk of her car, assisted police in picking up shell casings and gave a detailed description of the suspects. Nate Gartrell, The Mercury News, "Jury took just 40 minutes to acquit East Bay security guard for shooting tire of truck she believed would run her over," 22 Aug. 2019 At least three bullet casings could be seen on Market Street. Trisha Thadani,, "Man opens fire on Market Street in San Francisco as two groups fight, one injured," 20 Aug. 2019 The Roadster hides its electronic guts behind an aluminum casing where a 1,123-watt battery powers the bike for up to 75 miles. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Classy e-bike is designed like a luxe vintage car," 14 Aug. 2019

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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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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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authorized for issue (as a bond)

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