Definition of wainscoting in English:


Line breaks: wains¦cot|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈweɪnskɒtɪŋ
(also wainscotting)


[mass noun]
  • 1Wooden panelling that lines the lower part of the walls of a room.
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    • Rugs on marble floors, dark wood wainscoting, patterned green silk wall coverings and the building's original cavernous ceiling breathe life into the installation.
    • The furniture was all stained to match the black-stained cypress wainscoting.
    • So the latest controversy over so-called shared campuses for Catholic schools has brought the usual suspects out of the wainscoting in swarms.
  • 1.1Material used to make wainscoting.
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    • Fairfield Woodworks takes the wood left over after veneers are sliced off and recycles it into wainscoting and other trim materials.
    • So when my cherry wainscotting arrives, send it up to the publisher's old office.

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