Wainscot definitions

wān'skət, -skŏt', -skōt'
The lower part of an interior wall when finished in a material different from that of the upper part.
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A facing or paneling, usually of wood, applied to the walls of a room.
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To line or panel (a room or wall) with wainscoting.
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A lining or paneling, usually of wood, on the walls of a room; now, usually, a wood paneling on the lower part of the walls only.
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The lower part of the walls of a room when finished differently from the upper part.
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To line (a wall or room) with wainscot.
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An area of wooden (especially oaken) panelling on the lower part of a room's walls.
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To decorate a wall with a wainscot.
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Origin of wainscot

Middle English from Middle Dutch waghenscot perhaps waghen, wagen wagon (from the quality of wood used for carriagework) wagon scot partition skeud- in Indo-European roots