Noun: sheathing shee-dhing
Verb: sheathe sheedh
- Protective covering consisting, for example, of a layer of boards applied to the studs and joists of a building to strengthen it and serve as a foundation for a weatherproof exterior
- overlay, overlayer
- Cover with a protective sheathing
"sheathe her face"
- Enclose with a sheath
"sheathe a sword"
- Plunge or bury (a knife or sword) in flesh
Derived forms: sheathings
Type of: cover, enclose, enfold, envelop, enwrap, immerse, plunge, protection, protective cover, protective covering, wrap