Definition of wainscoting in English:


Syllabification: wain·scot·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈwānˌskōtiNG, -ˌskä-
(also wainscotting)


1Wooden paneling that lines the lower part of the walls of a room.
More example sentences
  • 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 for wainscoting.
More example sentences
  • 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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