wain·​scot·​ing | \ -ˌskō-tiŋ How to pronounce wainscoting (audio) , -ˌskä-, -skə- \
variants: or wainscotting

Definition of wainscoting

2 : material used to wainscot a surface

Examples of wainscoting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To the immediate right of the entrance is a study with a brick fireplace and dark wood wainscoting. New York Times, "What You Get for $3 Million in California," 20 Apr. 2020 Delicate wainscoting, textured wall coverings, French doors and three fireplaces are among features of note. Los Angeles Times, "Chris Meloni lists old ‘Ozzie and Harriet’ home in the Hollywood Hills," 11 May 2020 Extra-high wainscoting keeps luxe Cole & Son wallpaper out of reach of little hands. Emma Bazilian, House Beautiful, "How Grace Mitchell Turned a Renovation Nightmare Into a Dream Home," 10 Mar. 2020 The simulacrum included two large wall panels, a section of wainscoting and a corner table. Washington Post, "In 1997, Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum was stuck in amber," 11 Jan. 2020 Behind a double-door entry is the sumptuous master bedroom suite that features a coffered ceiling, ceiling fan, bay window and decorative wainscoting. Monica Lander, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: Intricately remodeled home in Alamo’s Bryan Meadow area showcases a private playland," 9 Sep. 2019 Farrow’s Cream on the ceiling, Pigeon on the walls, and Blue Gray on the wainscoting—and furnished with a vintage Pierre Jeanneret chair and a contemporary Liaigre console. Charles Curkin, ELLE Decor, "ELLE Decor Celebrates 30 Years with a Stunning New York City Residence," 4 Sep. 2019 Features include white wainscoting, beamed ceilings and a center-island kitchen. Los Angeles Times, "Hot Property: Comedian Russell Peters looks to shed landlord role," 5 Oct. 2019 Inside are original hardwood floors, formal wainscoting and two fireplaces. oregonlive, "26-acre Lake Oswego estate is for sale for the first time in a half century at $8 million," 13 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of wainscoting

1580, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Wainscoting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wainscoting. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of wainscoting

US : wooden panels that cover the lower part of the walls of a room


variants: or wainscotting \ ˈwān-​ˌskō-​tiŋ , -​ˌskä-​ \

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