the framework around a door or window.
the outermost covering of an automobile tire.
any frame or framework.
a steel pipe or tubing, especially as used in oil and gas wells.
a layer of glass that has been fused to an underlying layer of glass of a different color or of different properties.
the thin, tubular membrane of the intestines of sheep, cattle, or hogs, or a synthetic facsimile, for encasing processed meat in making sausages, salamis, etc.
Nautical. the walls surrounding a funnel.
a channel created in a garment or other article to carry a drawstring or elastic, as by sewing a strip of cloth to the basic material with two parallel rows of stitches.
- un·der·cas·ing, noun
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How to use casing in a sentence
Israeli bullet casings littered the floors of the entrances to residences that were transformed into stucco barracks.
The house is filled with casings from the bullets used in assault rifles.
Piled in one room in a Gaza home are rotting bodies—and shell casings marked “IMI,” short for “Israel Military Industries.”
The recorders seemed to be largely intact, still safely sealed in their outer reinforced casings.MH17 Is the World’s First Open-Source Air Crash Investigation | Clive Irving | July 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He writes that he discovered thousands of cartridge casings on the barricades, apparently fired from the police squads.
Or had he noticed the rugs hanging in an unaccustomed way on either side of the damaged casings?The Circular Study | Anna Katharine Green
They preferred the small clocks in ebony or alabaster casings with ormolu mounts.The Old Furniture Book | N. Hudson Moore
Usually in early adolescence it bursts its casings and shoots into consciousness, powerfully affecting the emotions and the will.The Minister and the Boy | Allan Hoben
The shutters are balanced by weights enclosed with casings in the manner described for double hung sashes.
To cook pork sausages put up in casings, place the required number in a hot frying pan with a small quantity of hot water.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3 | Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
British Dictionary definitions for casing
a protective case or cover
material for a case or cover
Also called: case a frame containing a door, window, or staircase
the intestines of cattle, pigs, etc, or a synthetic substitute, used as a container for sausage meat
the outer cover of a pneumatic tyre
a pipe or tube used to line a hole or shaft
the outer shell of a steam or gas turbine
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