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Meaning of WAINSCOT

Pronunciation:  'weynskut

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  wooden panel used to line the walls of a room
  2. [n]  panel forming the lower part of an interior wall when it is finished differently from the rest

WAINSCOT is a 8 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: dado, wainscoting, wainscotting
 See Also: panel, wall



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Wain"scot\, n. [OD. waeghe-schot, D. wagen-schot, a
    clapboard, fr. OD. waeg, weeg, a wall (akin to AS. wah; cf.
    Icel. veggr) + schot a covering of boards (akin to E. shot,
    1. Oaken timber or boarding. [Obs.]
             A wedge wainscot is fittest and most proper for
             cleaving of an oaken tree.            --Urquhart.
             Inclosed in a chest of wainscot.      --J. Dart.
    2. (Arch.) A wooden lining or boarding of the walls of
       apartments, usually made in panels.
    3. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of European moths
       of the family {Leucanid[ae]}.
    Note: They are reddish or yellowish, streaked or lined with
          black and white. Their larv[ae] feed on grasses and
  2. \Wain"scot\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wainscoted}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Wainscoting}.]
    To line with boards or panelwork, or as if with panelwork;
    as, to wainscot a hall.
          Music soundeth better in chambers wainscoted than
          hanged.                                  --Bacon.
          The other is wainscoted with looking-glass. --Addison.