Definition for wainscoting (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), wain·scot·ed, wain·scot·ing or (especially British) wain·scot·ted, wain·scot·ting.
Origin of wainscot
Examples from the Web for wainscoting
For example, “If you're standing, it's the direction you should look to check out the wainscoting.”Behind the Scenes With the Team That Built Jeopardy's Watson|The Daily Beast|February 23, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Having nothing better to do, I looked all about me and saw that the walls were covered with wainscoting.The Wandering Jew, Complete|Eugene Sue
A series of painted panels ornaments the upper part of the wainscoting.Montreal 1535-1914, Volume II (of 2)|William Henry Atherton
The rugs, frieze, wainscoting or dado, furniture upholsterings and the curtain borders should be related.
The body was hidden behind the wainscoting, and his head under the cupboard floor.Scottish Ghost Stories|Elliott O'Donnell
It is the background for the furniture, and should be deeper than the dado or wainscoting.
British Dictionary definitions for wainscoting
Word Origin for wainscot
Word Origin and History for wainscoting
mid-14c., "imported oak of superior quality," probably from Middle Dutch or Middle Flemish waghenscote "superior quality oak wood, board used for paneling" (though neither of these is attested as early as the English word), related to Middle Low German wagenschot (late 14c.), from waghen (see wagon) + scote "partition, crossbar." So called perhaps because the wood originally was used for wagon building and coachwork. Meaning "panels lining the walls of rooms" is recorded from 1540s. Wainscoting is from 1570s.