subceiling

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adjective

sub·​ceil·​ing ˌsəb-ˈsē-liŋ How to pronounce subceiling (audio)
variants or sub-ceiling
: being or occurring at a level below a ceiling (such as a price ceiling)
subceiling prices
… is responsible for securing subceiling discounts on outpatient drug purchases …American Pharmacists Association

subceiling

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noun

variants or sub-ceiling
plural subceilings or sub-ceilings
: a ceiling that is below a higher ceiling
Parts of the subceiling had water damage.
Another option for entertaining is the fully finished two-car garage, which includes a sub-ceiling to hide the door mechanisms and a kitchenette for catering.Elaine Goodman

Word History

First Known Use

Adjective

1910, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1875, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subceiling was in 1875

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Cite this Entry

“Subceiling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subceiling. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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