Wainscot

(redirected from wainscots)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

wainscot

[′wānz·kət]
(building construction)
A decorative or protective panel installed over the lower portion of an interior partition or wall.

Wainscot

A protective or decorative facing applied to the lower portion of an interior partition or wall, such as wood paneling or other facing material.

wainscot

A decorative or protective facing, such as wood paneling, that is applied to the lower portion of an interior partition or wall. Also see falling wainscot.
References in classic literature ?
But their watch in the wainscoted parlor was sometimes varied by the presence of other guests from far or near.
It was the once hopeful Godfrey who was standing, with his hands in his side-pockets and his back to the fire, in the dark wainscoted parlour, one late November afternoon in that fifteenth year of Silas Marner's life at Raveloe.
The walls were wainscoted half-way up, the wainscot being covered with green baize, the remainder with a bright- patterned paper, on which hung three or four prints of dogs' heads; Grimaldi winning the Aylesbury steeple-chase; Amy Robsart, the reigning Waverley beauty of the day; and Tom Crib, in a posture of defence, which did no credit to the science of that hero, if truly represented.
A survey by the Industry Nature Conservation Association (INCA), based at the Wilton International Site near Redcar, shows that the Blomer's Rivulet, Garden Tiger and Southern and Silky Wainscots are among the rare species of moth to be found on Teesside.