subceiling

adjective
sub·ceil·ing | \ ˌsəb-ˈsē-liŋ \
variants: or sub-ceiling

Definition of subceiling 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

noun
variants: or sub-ceiling
plural subceilings or sub-ceilings

Definition of subceiling (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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

First Known Use of subceiling

Adjective

1910, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1875, in the meaning defined above

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