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casing

[key-sing] /ˈkeɪ sɪŋ/
noun
1.
a case or covering; housing.
2.
material for a case or covering.
3.
the framework around a door or window.
4.
the outermost covering of an automobile tire.
5.
any frame or framework.
6.
a steel pipe or tubing, especially as used in oil and gas wells.
7.
a layer of glass that has been fused to an underlying layer of glass of a different color or of different properties.
8.
the thin, tubular membrane of the intestines of sheep, cattle, or hogs, or a synthetic facsimile, for encasing processed meat in making sausages, salamis, etc.
9.
Nautical. the walls surrounding a funnel.
10.
a channel created in a garment or other article to carry a drawstring or elastic, as by sewing a strip of cloth to the basic material with two parallel rows of stitches.
Origin
1565-1575
1565-75; case2 + -ing1
Related forms
undercasing, noun
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Examples from the web for casings
  • Traditionally, casings are made of animal intestines though are now often synthetic.
  • They stored the tallow in intestine casings or rawhide pouches called parfleches.
British Dictionary definitions for casings

casing

/ˈkeɪsɪŋ/
noun
1.
a protective case or cover
2.
material for a case or cover
3.
Also called case. a frame containing a door, window, or staircase
4.
the intestines of cattle, pigs, etc, or a synthetic substitute, used as a container for sausage meat
5.
the outer cover of a pneumatic tyre
6.
a pipe or tube used to line a hole or shaft
7.
the outer shell of a steam or gas turbine
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Word Origin and History for casings

casing

n.

1570s, "action of fitting with a case," verbal noun from case (v.). Meaning "a covering" is from 1839.

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