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 Officers found the 9mm handgun Babcock used in the shooting and seven shell casings from the gun scattered throughout the driveway and yard, per the outlet. Kimberlee Speakman, Peoplemag, 18 May 2024 Darden said 31 casings were found at Northeast 159th Street and 18th Avenue. Howard Cohen, Miami Herald, 18 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 27 May. 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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