Adjective "wainscoted" definition and examples

(Wainscoted may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


An area of wooden panelling on the lower part of the walls of a room.
  1. 'Old fir flooring, recovered from a demolished building, finds new life as wainscot in the Ecotrust Building, Portland, Oregon.'
  2. 'The floor was laid in blue slate, the walls done in oak wainscot beneath swirled plaster painted a desert sand color.'
A drab yellowish to brown-coloured European moth.
  1. 'There are several Wainscot moths which can be quite tricky to identify in isolation.'


Line (a room or wall) with wooden panelling.
  1. 'round the wainscotted walls ran narrow benches'
  2. 'She eyed at the grandfather clock, which would have been a wonderful corner piece had it been in a wainscoted library, but was grossly out of place in a bare living room decorated by light wood accents.'
  3. 'His ‘untimely death’ occurred while he was away from his wainscoted offices on a periodic visit to a resort near the Matterhorn.'

More definitions

1. wood, especially oak and usually in the form of paneling, for lining interior walls.

2. the lining itself, especially as covering the lower portion of a wall.

3. a dado, especially of wood, lining an interior wall.

4. British. oak of superior quality and cut, imported from the Baltic countries for fine woodwork. verb (used with object), wainscoted, wainscoting or (especially British) wainscotted, wainscotting.

5. to line the walls of (a room, hallway, etc.) with or as if with wo

More examples(as adjective)

"walls can be wainscoted."


(wainscot)Middle English: from Middle Low German wagenschot, apparently from wagen ‘wagon’ + schot, probably meaning ‘partition’. wainscot (sense 2 of the noun) dates from the early 19th century.