Definition of sheathe
1 : to put into or furnish with a sheath
2 : to plunge or bury (a weapon, such as a sword) in flesh
3 : to withdraw (a claw) into a sheath
4 : to case or cover with something (such as sheets of metal) that protects
sheatherplay \ˈshē-thər, -thər\ noun
Examples of sheathe in a Sentence
sometimes shipbuilders sheathe a ship's bottom with copper for extra protection from barnacles and other threats
Recent Examples of sheathe from the Web
Residents will have access to a rooftop clubhouse with a spa overlooking downtown at the corner of Park and F (and sheathed in metal to resemble a water tower).
Sheathed in silvery glass, with alternating stacks of balconies accentuating its sculptural identity, the tower promises to work as both a stand-alone object and a part of the cityscape.
Two centuries ago, almost every roof in the parish was sheathed in wood shingles or shakes.
There was a time when a travel pillow meant an inflatable donut sheathed in scratchy plastic.
Unlike a curtain-wall tower sheathed entirely in glass, with floor-to-ceiling windows, Viñoly’s design gives you a ready sense of the massive structure that is holding you aloft.
His colleagues, meanwhile, have reportedly sheathed their daggers, having determined that Priebus is essentially harmless.
The building, sheathed in golden glass, will get a new lobby with Italian marble, updated corridors, new bathrooms, new lighting and new landscaping.
Chicken fared half as well: The dark, succulent thigh meat came sheathed in skin as tough as boudin casing.
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Origin and Etymology of sheathe
Middle English shethen, from shethe sheath
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
SHEATHE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sheathe for English Language Learners
: to put (something, such as a sword) into a sheath
: to cover (something) with something that protects it
SHEATHE Defined for Kids
Definition of sheathe for Students
1 : to put into a sheath Sheathe your sword.
2 : to cover with something that protects The ship's bottom is sheathed with copper.
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