Wainscot

Definition of Wainscot

Wain´scot
n.1.
1.Oaken timber or boarding.
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.(Zool.) Any one of numerous species of European moths of the family Leucanidæ.
v. t.1.To line with boards or panelwork, or as if with panelwork; as, to wainscot a hall.
[imp. & p. p. Wainscoted; p. pr. & vb. n. Wainscoting.]
The other is wainscoted with looking-glass.
- Addison.

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