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wainscot

[ weyn-skuht, -skot, -skoht ]
/ 藞we瑟n sk蓹t, -sk蓲t, -sko蕣t /
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noun
wood, especially oak and usually in the form of paneling, for lining interior walls.
the lining itself, especially as covering the lower portion of a wall.
a dado, especially of wood, lining an interior wall.
British. oak of superior quality and cut, imported from the Baltic countries for fine woodwork.
verb (used with object), wain路scot路ed, wain路scot路ing or (especially British) wain路scot路ted, wain路scot路ting.
to line the walls of (a room, hallway, etc.) with or as if with woodwork: a room wainscoted in oak.
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Origin of wainscot

1325鈥75; Middle English <Middle Low German or Middle Dutch wagenschot, equivalent to wagenwain + schot (< ?)

OTHER WORDS FROM wainscot

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British Dictionary definitions for wainscot

wainscot
/ (藞we瑟nsk蓹t) /

noun
Also called: wainscoting, wainscotting a lining applied to the walls of a room, esp one of wood panelling
the lower part of the walls of a room, esp when finished in a material different from the upper part
fine quality oak used as wainscot
verb
(tr) to line (a wall of a room) with a wainscot

Word Origin for wainscot

C14: from Middle Low German wagenschot, perhaps from wagen wagon + schot planking, related to German Scheit piece of wood
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