Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Wainscot

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_12660

\wān-skәt\ n [ME, fr. MD wagenschot, prob. fr. wagen wagon + schot shot, crossbar] (14c) (1) Wall paneling, usually of wood. (2) A decorative or protective facing applied to the lower three or four feet of an interior partition or wall, making use of new material different from that of the upper wall, and often consisting of wood paneling or other facing material. (Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary (2004) 11th Edn., Merriam-Webster, Springfield) See  Dado.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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