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wainscot

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English

Etymology

From Middle Low German wagenschot, assumed to be from wagen (wagon) + schot, believed to mean “partition”.

Pronunciation

  • (RP) IPA: /ˈweɪnskɒt/

Noun

Singular
wainscot

Plural
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  1. An area of wooden (especially oaken) panelling on the lower part of a room’s walls.

Synonyms

Verb

Infinitive
to wainscot

Third person singular
wainscott

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ed

to wainscot (third-person singular simple present wainscott, present participle ed, simple past and past participle -)
  1. Decorate a wall with a wainscot.

Quotations

  • The nounal sense of an area of oaken panelling:
    • 1598: William Shakespeare, As You Like It, Act III, scene 3
      …this fellow will but join you together as they join wainscot; then one of you will prove a shrunk panel, and like green timber, warp, warp.

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