1. Oaken timber or boarding. [Obs.]
A wedge wainscot is fittest and most proper for cleaving of an oaken tree.Urquhart.
Inclosed in a chest of wainscot.J. Dart.
2. (Arch.) A wooden lining or boarding of the walls of apartments, usually made in panels.
3. (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of European moths of the family Leucanidæ.
They are reddish or yellowish, streaked or lined with black and white. Their larvæ feed on grasses and
(Wain"scot), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wainscoted; p. pr. & vb. n. Wainscoting.] To line with
boards or panelwork, or as if with panelwork; as, to wainscot a hall.
Music soundeth better in chambers wainscoted than hanged.Bacon.
The other is wainscoted with looking- glass.Addison.
1. The act or occupation of covering or lining with boards in panel.
2. The material used to wainscot a house, or the wainscot as a whole; panelwork.
(Wain"wright`) n. Same as Wagonwright.
(Wair) n. (Carp.) A piece of plank two yard long and a foot broad. Bailey.
(Waist) n. [OE. wast; originally, growth, akin to AS. weaxan to grow; cf. AS. wæstm growth. See
Wax to grow.]
1. That part of the human body which is immediately below the ribs or thorax; the small part of the body
between the thorax and hips. Chaucer.
I am in the waist two yards about.Shak.
2. Hence, the middle part of other bodies; especially (Naut.), that part of a vessel's deck, bulwarks, etc.,
which is between the quarter-deck and the forecastle; the middle part of the ship.
3. A garment, or part of a garment, which covers the body from the neck or shoulders to the waist line.
4. A girdle or belt for the waist. [Obs.] Shak.
Waist anchor. See Sheet anchor, 1, in the Vocabulary.
1. The band which encompasses the waist; esp., one on the upper part of breeches, trousers, pantaloons,
skirts, or the like.
2. A sash worn by women around the waist. [R.]