wainscoting

noun

wain·​scot·​ing ˈwān-ˌskō-tiŋ How to pronounce wainscoting (audio) -ˌskä- How to pronounce wainscoting (audio)
-skə-
variants or wainscotting
1
2
: material used to wainscot a surface

Examples of wainscoting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Wall coverings include restored original wainscoting and bespoke Ralph Lauren fabrics. David Caraccio, Sacramento Bee, 30 May 2024 In addition, plenty of the home’s period elements remain intact, including ornate molding and decorative wainscoting. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 12 Mar. 2024 Architectural details like wainscoting, chandeliers, and luxurious fabrics are now a staple. Cori Sears, Better Homes & Gardens, 21 Mar. 2024 Add natural wood to walls through wainscoting or decorative beadboard for a two-tone look. Maria Sabella, Better Homes & Gardens, 7 Dec. 2023 The walls are white, the banquettes upholstered in the same Chianti-colored leather, and the wainscoting looks as if it’s been stained with several coats of amaro. Pete Wells, New York Times, 3 Oct. 2023 The crisp white wainscoting is broken up by a geometric mirror, which bounces light around and introduces a new shape to the mix. Maria Sabella, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Aug. 2023 It's paired with white, board-and-batten wainscoting, which helps balance the bold pattern. Maria Sabella, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Aug. 2023 Built in 2004, the extravagant digs showcase ornate millwork, classic wainscoting, stately columns, and soaring nine to 12-foot ceilings on every floor. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 31 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1580, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of wainscoting was in 1580

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“Wainscoting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wainscoting. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

wainscoting

noun
wain·​scot·​ing
variants or wainscotting
1
2
: material used to line a surface with wainscot
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