Definition of wainscot noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

wainscot

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈweɪnskət//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈweɪnskət//
 
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= skirting board Word Origin Middle English: from Middle Low German wagenschot, apparently from wagen ‘wagon’ + schot, probably meaning ‘partition’.