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
Recent Examples on the Web This has a unique eyelid design that lets the lens disappear into the casing when it is turned off. Chris Hachey, BGR, 13 Sep. 2021 Meanwhile, a reminder that the casing is the Games, Summer Games and Winter Games. WSJ, 14 July 2021 The new casing also allows the back of the document to be viewed, showing the date it was originally received by the Rhode Island General Assembly., 2 July 2021 The casing is plain but incredibly robust and feels very well made. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 29 June 2021 Turn the crank to extrude the meat into the casing. Cameron Johnson, Popular Mechanics, 12 May 2021 Protecting cards in plastic casing, as grading companies such as PSA and Beckett do after a card is sent to them to determine its condition and thus value, makes sense., 18 Aug. 2021 Is the ball meant to be spiked or, like collectible action figures and high-end watches, wrapped in the original casing in perpetuity? Washington Post, 12 June 2021 One vendor with a booth full of two-handed weapons — AR-15s and larger-caliber machine guns — relishes pointing out a reasonably fresh bullet hole in the glass casing of the convention hall’s emergency fire hose. Adam Nemett, Rolling Stone, 14 May 2021

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First Known Use of casing

1791, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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17 Sep 2021

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“Casing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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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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