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wainscot (plural wainscots)
- (architecture) An area of wooden (especially oaken) panelling on the lower part of a room’s walls.
- 1851 November 14, Herman Melville, chapter 3, in Moby-Dick; or, The Whale, 1st American edition, New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers; London: Richard Bentley, OCLC 57395299, page 11:
- Entering that gable-ended Spouter-Inn, you found yourself in a wide, low, straggling entry with old-fashioned wainscots, reminding one of the bulwarks of some condemned old craft.
- Any of various noctuid moths.
- panelling (uncountable)
an area of wooden panelling on the lower part of a room's walls
- To decorate a wall with a wainscot.
to decorate a wall with a wainscot