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

Example Sentences

a casing for a shotgun shell the egg of this bird has an unusually hard 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 29 Nov. 2022.

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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