wainscot

noun
wain·​scot | \ ˈwān-skət How to pronounce wainscot (audio) , -ˌskōt, -ˌskät How to pronounce wainscot (audio) \

Definition of wainscot

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 British : a fine grade of oak imported for woodwork
2a(1) : a usually paneled wooden lining of an interior wall
(2) : a lining of an interior wall irrespective of material
b : the lower three or four feet (about one meter) of an interior wall when finished differently from the remainder of the wall

wainscot

verb
wainscoted or wainscotted; wainscoting or wainscotting

Definition of wainscot (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to line with or as if with boards or paneling

Examples of wainscot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun This level also has a half bath with a white ceramic tile floor, a pedestal sink, and board-and-batten wainscot. John Ellement, Boston.com Real Estate, "Home of the Week: The Marshall Act was passed the year this house was built. It doesn’t look it.," 31 Oct. 2019 That’s white wainscot, wide door frames and deep crown molding that is oversized dentil style. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "Every bedroom has a fireplace in $2.5M Grosse Pointe Farms mansion," 19 Oct. 2019 The full bath offers a blue-and-white ceramic tile floor, a tub/shower combo, blue bead-board wainscot, a single vanity topped with a light gray manmade material, and a tub/shower combo with a subway tile surround. John Ellement, Boston.com Real Estate, "Home of the Week: For under $450,000, a former parsonage in Wrentham," 25 Sep. 2019 The updated kitchen and butler’s pantry are dressed in wainscot. oregonlive, "Bootleggers are part of the fascinating history of the 1893 Levi Hexter mansion in King’s Hill.," 6 Nov. 2019 The two-story mansion features a front courtyard, custom lighting, tile wainscot in each bathroom suite and French oak wood plank flooring throughout. Ebony Day, azcentral, "Scottsdale mansion in DC Ranch with oversize 4-car garage sells for $3.34M," 4 Nov. 2019 That opens to an 11-foot foyer with a marble floor, white wainscot and countryside murals on the walls. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "Every bedroom has a fireplace in $2.5M Grosse Pointe Farms mansion," 19 Oct. 2019 The room has a chandelier with candle-like lights, board-and-batten wainscot, and a wide plate-glass window flanked by two smaller ones. John Ellement, Boston.com Real Estate, "Home of the Week: Antique look belies contemporary interior of Newburyport beauty," 1 Oct. 2019 The master bathroom offers a ceramic tile floor, tile wainscot, dual vanities, Jacuzzi bathtub, oversize shower and wood blinds on the windows. Monica Lander, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: Hilltop location with panoramic views in Dublin," 18 June 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Replete with exterior walls, a functioning lime-green kitchen, a dining room with a table and a soda siphon, a living room with a fireplace and hardwood floors, wainscoting and whatnot. chicagotribune.com, "12 recommended Chicago shows to see right now," 11 Oct. 2019 Past a grey façade of stucco and concrete, the traditional-style home opens to 4,314 square feet of formal living spaces with dark hardwood floors, coffered ceilings and wainscoting. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, "Crocs creator Scott Seamans sells in Newport Beach," 8 Oct. 2019 Replete with exterior walls, a functioning lime-green kitchen, a dining room with a table and a soda siphon, a living room with a fireplace and hardwood floors, wainscoting and whatnot. chicagotribune.com, "12 recommended Chicago shows to see right now," 11 Oct. 2019 Replete with exterior walls, a functioning lime-green kitchen, a dining room with a table and a soda siphon, a living room with a fireplace and hardwood floors, wainscoting and whatnot. chicagotribune.com, "12 recommended Chicago shows to see right now," 11 Oct. 2019 Past a grey façade of stucco and concrete, the traditional-style home opens to 4,314 square feet of formal living spaces with dark hardwood floors, coffered ceilings and wainscoting. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, "Crocs creator Scott Seamans sells in Newport Beach," 8 Oct. 2019 The millwork through the house is lavish, notes Realtor Kay Agney — think thick dentil molding, wainscoting and door frames. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "Every bedroom has a fireplace in $2.5M Grosse Pointe Farms mansion," 19 Oct. 2019 Past a grey façade of stucco and concrete, the traditional-style home opens to 4,314 square feet of formal living spaces with dark hardwood floors, coffered ceilings and wainscoting. Jack Flemming, Daily Pilot, "Crocs creator’s crib in Newport Beach fetches $3.9 million," 11 Oct. 2019 Other restrictions protect the exterior and original interior features such as flooring, windows, window surrounds, wainscoting, baseboards, door surrounds, fireplaces and their mantelpieces, and decorative plaster moldings. Pamela Babcock, chicagotribune.com, "Property with a Revolutionary War-era legacy gets a new life," 27 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of wainscot

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1570, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for wainscot

Noun

Middle English, from Middle Dutch wagenschot, probably from wagen wagon + schot shot, crossbar

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1 Jan 2020

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“Wainscot.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wainscot. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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wainscot

noun
wain·​scot | \ ˈwān-skət How to pronounce wainscot (audio) , -ˌskōt, -ˌskät \

Kids Definition of wainscot

: the bottom part of an inside wall especially when made of material different from the rest

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