[ weyn-skuh t, -skot, -skoht ]SEE DEFINITION OF wainscotted

Synonyms for wainscotted


Antonyms for wainscotted

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As a rule, the walls of the hall would no doubt have been wainscotted.

It is a large room and wainscotted with small oblong Panels.

The wainscotted walls were reflected in the gleaming floors.

Walls were wainscotted and had pictures or were hung with tapestry.

The side wall is low and wainscotted with carved panelling on which hang weapons, shields, and coats of mail.

Mr. Staples popped Clement into one wainscotted room, and left him there, but shut himself in with Felix.

It is wainscotted with coloured (knotted) wood, and carved in imitation of the ornamented dwelling of a Swiss family.

A lady of repute writes to a magazine that she once occupied for a season a wainscotted room in an old manor house.

The lower part of the walls is wainscotted with dark wood inlaid in tarsiature.

Mrs. Oakshott sat in an arm-chair beside a large fire in a wainscotted room, with a folding-screen shutting off the window.


mid-14c., "imported oak of superior quality," probably from Middle Dutch or Middle Flemish waghenscote "superior quality oak wood, board used for paneling" (though neither of these is attested as early as the English word), related to Middle Low German wagenschot (late 14c.), from waghen (see wagon) + scote "partition, crossbar." So called perhaps because the wood originally was used for wagon building and coachwork. Meaning "panels lining the walls of rooms" is recorded from 1540s. Wainscoting is from 1570s.