ETYM OD. waeghe-schot, Dutch wagen-schot, a clapboard, from OD. waeg, weeg, a wall (akin to AS. wah; cf. Icel. veggr) + schot a covering of boards (akin to Eng. shot, shoot).
1. Lower part of an interior wall when it is finished differently from the rest; SYN. dado.
2. Wood panelling used to line the lower portion of walls of a room; SYN. wainscoting, wainscotting.