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wainscot

noun wain·scot \ ˈwān-skət , -ˌskōt , -ˌskät \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of wainscot

1 British :a fine grade of oak imported for woodwork
2 a (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

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Origin and Etymology of wainscot

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

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wainscot

verb

Definition of wainscot

wainscoted or wainscotted; wainscoting or wainscotting
transitive verb
:to line with or as if with boards or paneling

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First Known Use of wainscot

1570

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WAINSCOT Defined for Kids

wainscot

noun wain·scot \ ˈwān-skət , -ˌskōt , -ˌskät \

Definition of wainscot for Students

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


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