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Noun: sheathing  shee-dhing
  1. 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
Verb: sheathe  sheedh
  1. Cover with a protective sheathing
    "sheathe her face"
  2. Enclose with a sheath
    "sheathe a sword"
  3. 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

Antonym: unsheathe

Encyclopedia: Sheathing