wainscoting

noun
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

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Glamorous high-gloss looks are often used in living rooms, dining rooms, on millwork in a library, or to accentuate trim and wainscoting in an entry, with the objective of making a statement whether the style is traditional or modern. Monique Valeris, ELLE Decor, "Everything You Need to Know About High-Gloss Paint," 22 May 2019 Other original features include hardwood floors, period stair railings, wainscoting and bay windows. Lauren Beale, latimes.com, "Vintage SoCal: An original from the dawn of Venice of America," 18 May 2018 Consistent throughout all the rooms are nine-foot ceilings, the use of double-crown molding, 37-inch wainscoting, arched doorways, oak hardwood floors, and French doors that lead to a number of decks and porches, some with gas propane hookup. Karen A. Avitabile, courant.com, "Property of the Week: 56 Old Stone Crossing, West Hartford," 3 Aug. 2017 Throughout the house the Victorian era is in evidence in the wainscoting, moldings and occasional octagonal windows with stained glass that are original to the home. Joan Walden, courant.com, "288 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury," 21 June 2018 One of the bedrooms has wainscoting and both have plenty of closet space. Margaret Demarino, courant.com, "Property of the Week: 24 Northfield, West Hartford," 30 Nov. 2017 Inside, thick crown molding and wainscoting in the living and dining rooms maintain the pleasant vibe. Jack Flemming, latimes.com, "New York Giants chairman Steve Tisch lands a new home field in Trousdale," 7 July 2018 The second-floor landing has hardwood floors showcases archways, custom millwork, white wainscoting, recessed lighting and deep crown molding. Lisa Zapalac, Houston Chronicle, "Bellaire showcase home is open today, May 27," 27 May 2018 Of note are the groin vault ceilings, delicate wainscoting and elaborate fireplace mantels. Neal J. Leitereg, latimes.com, "Actress-writer Renée Taylor seeks $8.6 million for Beverly Hills home with exotic gardens," 28 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of wainscoting

1580, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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wainscoting

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English Language Learners Definition of wainscoting

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

wainscoting

noun
wain·​scot·​ing
variants: or wainscotting \ ˈwān-​ˌskō-​tiŋ , -​ˌskä-​ \

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