|1.||wainscoting, Also called: wainscotting a lining applied to the walls of a room, esp one of wood panelling|
|2.||the lower part of the walls of a room, esp when finished in a material different from the upper part|
|3.||fine quality oak used as wainscot|
|4.||(tr) to line (a wall of a room) with a wainscot|
|[C14: from Middle Low German wagenschot, perhaps from wagen|
interior paneling in general and, more specifically, paneling that covers only the lower portion of an interior wall or partition. It has a decorative or protective function and is usually of wood, although tile and marble have at times been popular. The molding along the upper edge is called a wainscot cap and may serve as a chair rail
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