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The walls of a building and relating to walls

cavity wall

noun

an outside wall of a building, built with two lines of bricks or stones with a space between them

chimney breast

noun

the part of a wall that sticks out into a room above the fireplace and contains the chimney

clerestory

noun

in architecture, the upper part of the wall of a church, where there is a series of windows

coping

noun

the final layer of bricks or stone built along a wall

corner

noun

a place where two sides or walls meet, usually inside a room or a box

dado

noun

the lower part of the wall of a room when it is decorated in a different colour or substance from the upper part

damp

noun

slightly wet areas inside a building, especially in the walls

facing

noun

an outside layer on a wall or building that is intended to make it look more attractive

firewall

noun

a wall built to stop a fire from spreading from one area of a building to another area

frieze

noun

a line of decoration around the walls of a room or building

front

noun

an outer wall of a large building that faces in a particular direction

gable

noun

the top part of a wall of a building just below the roof, that is shaped like a triangle

gargoyle

noun

a stone statue of an ugly creature, used mainly on old churches for directing water away from the roof

graffiti

noun

words or pictures drawn on walls in public places

niche

noun

a small hole or space in a wall where you can put small objects

paneling

the American spelling of panelling

panelling

noun

pieces of wood that cover the inside walls of a room for decoration, used instead of paint or wallpaper

partition

noun

a wall, screen, or piece of glass used to separate one area from another in a room or vehicle

party wall

noun

a wall separating rooms or buildings that belong to different owners

picture rail

noun

a long thin piece of wood fixed to a wall, that you hang pictures on

plasterwork

noun

the dry plaster on ceilings and walls, especially decorations made in plaster

recess

noun

a space in a room where part of a wall is further back than the rest of it

recessed

adjective

set in a recess in a wall

recessed

adjective

a recessed wall has a recess

screen

noun

a flat structure that is used for separating one area of a room from another, for example to make it more private

shell

noun

the outer walls of a building that remain after a fire or an explosion

side

noun

an inside surface of a container or room that is not the top or bottom

skirting

noun

a skirting board

skirting board

noun

a narrow piece of wood fixed to the bottom of the walls in a room

splashback

noun

an area of wall in a kitchen or bathroom that is protected from being damaged by water

tiling

noun

tiles on a wall or floor

wainscot

noun

the bottom part of the walls in a room, especially when it is covered with wood

wainscoting

noun

wood that covers the bottom part of the walls in some old houses

wall

noun

an upright side of a room inside a building

wall

noun

an upright outer surface of a building

retaining

adjective

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