wain·scot·ing | \-ˌskō-tiŋ, -ˌskä-, -skə-\
variants: or wainscotting

Definition of wainscoting 

2 : material used to wainscot a surface

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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 To the left of the foyer is a large dining room that features a tray ceiling, chair rail and wainscoting. Margaret Demarino, courant.com, "Property of the Week: Washington Farms, Burlington," 4 May 2017 Custom wainscoting and crown molding spice up the two-story floor plan, which holds five bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms across 3,500 square feet. Jack Flemming, latimes.com, "‘A Quiet Place’ composer Marco Beltrami gets in tune with a buyer in the Palisades," 15 June 2018 The office’s coffered ceiling and wainscoting are made of cherry, a warm complement to the hardwood floor. Joan Walden, courant.com, "Property of the Week: 3 Erica Lane, West Simsbury," 20 July 2017 Inside, the two-story entry has white wainscoting; a boxed ceiling treatment; and a staircase with wood treads, a custom runner and wrought-iron spindles. Lisa Zapalac, Houston Chronicle, "Bellaire showcase home is open today, May 27," 27 May 2018 Set back from the street, the two-story boasts such details as stonework, wainscoting and a checkerboard marble foyer. Neal J. Leitereg And Lauren Beale, latimes.com, "Hot Property Newsletter: Music makes the world go round," 9 June 2018

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First Known Use of wainscoting

1580, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of wainscoting

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


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

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