wain·​scot·​ing | \ ˈwān-ˌskō-tiŋ How to pronounce wainscoting (audio) , -ˌskä- How to pronounce wainscoting (audio) , -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 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. 2022 In addition to the exceptional care in its trim work, this room features padded fabric walls above the wainscoting and a large, central chandelier. James Alexander, Hartford Courant, 12 June 2022 Perhaps one of the most jaw-dropping rooms is the living room, featuring green walls with gold leaf wainscoting, parquet floors and 12-foot ceilings. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 19 Apr. 2022 Immediately to the left is a stately office with wainscoting, hardwood floors and a view of the front yard. cleveland, 15 Apr. 2022 At the same time, a revival of mid-century style sent fussy china cabinets and old-fashioned wainscoting to the curb. Maile Pingel, Washington Post, 13 Sep. 2021 While the wainscoting is a touch more formal than the paneling elsewhere in the home, the subdued blue Stark rug feels relaxed and inviting. BostonGlobe.com, 5 Sep. 2021 The clay-tile exterior is sheathed in smooth stucco, and inside are the original Honduran mahogany pocket doors, staircase and woodwork as well as oak wainscoting and floors. oregonlive, 9 Aug. 2021 Cool gray walls provide contrast against the existing wainscoting and dentil molding, though those gray walls may soon change. BostonGlobe.com, 6 Feb. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of wainscoting

1580, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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