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
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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