wainscot

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From Middle English waynscot, from Middle Low German wagenschot, assumed to be from wagen (wagon) + schot, believed to mean “partition”.

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wainscot (plural wainscots)

Wainscot
  1. (architecture) An area of wooden (especially oaken) panelling on the lower part of a room’s walls.
  2. Any of various noctuid moths.

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wainscot (third-person singular simple present wainscots, present participle wainscotting, simple past and past participle wainscotted)

  1. To decorate a wall with a wainscot.

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  1. ^ Jespersen, Otto (1909) A Modern English Grammar on Historical Principles (Sammlung germanischer Elementar- und Handbücher; 9)‎[1], volume I: Sounds and Spellings, London: George Allen & Unwin, published 1961, § 4.412, page 128.