Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

sheathing

play
noun sheath·ing \ˈshē-thiŋ, -thiŋ\

Simple Definition of sheathing

  • : a protective outer covering

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sheathing

  1. 1 :  the action of one that sheathes something

  2. 2 :  material used to sheathe something; especially :  the first covering of boards or of waterproof material on the outside wall of a frame house or on a timber roof

15th Century

First Known Use of sheathing

15th century

Rhymes with sheathing


SHEATHING Defined for Kids

sheathing

play
noun sheath·ing \ˈshē-thiŋ\

Definition of sheathing for Students

  1. :  material used as a protective covering <waterproof sheathing>




Learn More about sheathing


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up sheathing? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to lessen in amount, effect, or force

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

fox-in-summer-forest

Which of these is a synonym of inchoate?

experimental formless frightening massive
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ