sheathing

noun
sheath·​ing | \ ˈshē-t͟hiŋ How to pronounce sheathing (audio) , -thiŋ\

Definition of sheathing

1 : the action of one that sheathes something
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

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But in 1973, just as construction was getting underway, a spark from a welder's torch set the roof’s wood sheathing on fire. Tina Daunt, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column One: Bob Hope house in Palm Springs, long an architectural footnote, approaches masterpiece status," 8 June 2019 But in 1973, just as construction was getting underway, a spark from a welder's torch set the roof’s wood sheathing on fire. Tina Daunt, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column One: Bob Hope house in Palm Springs, long an architectural footnote, approaches masterpiece status," 8 June 2019 Almost none of the wooden hull is exposed; however, sections of copper sheathing, a clue to the vessel's age, can be seen in some areas of the wreck, NOAA reported. Marcy De Luna, Houston Chronicle, "NOAA researchers discover two unexplored shipwrecks in the Gulf of Mexico," 30 July 2019 But in 1973, just as construction was getting underway, a spark from a welder's torch set the roof’s wood sheathing on fire. Tina Daunt, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column One: Bob Hope house in Palm Springs, long an architectural footnote, approaches masterpiece status," 8 June 2019 But in 1973, just as construction was getting underway, a spark from a welder's torch set the roof’s wood sheathing on fire. Tina Daunt, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column One: Bob Hope house in Palm Springs, long an architectural footnote, approaches masterpiece status," 8 June 2019 But in 1973, just as construction was getting underway, a spark from a welder's torch set the roof’s wood sheathing on fire. Tina Daunt, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column One: Bob Hope house in Palm Springs, long an architectural footnote, approaches masterpiece status," 8 June 2019 On June 4, the council voted to authorize a $48,400 allocation from the city’s red light camera fund to provide structural security upgrades to its 38-year-old City Hall, including bullet-resistant windows, doors and sheathing. Scott Huddleston, ExpressNews.com, "Two San Antonio suburbs plan to keep red light cameras in place despite statewide ban," 17 June 2019 But in 1973, just as construction was getting underway, a spark from a welder's torch set the roof’s wood sheathing on fire. Tina Daunt, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column One: Bob Hope house in Palm Springs, long an architectural footnote, approaches masterpiece status," 8 June 2019

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First Known Use of sheathing

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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sheathing

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sheathing

: a protective outer covering

sheathing

noun
sheath·​ing | \ ˈshē-t͟hiŋ How to pronounce sheathing (audio) \

Kids Definition of sheathing

: material used as a protective covering waterproof sheathing

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