un·​case | \ ˌən-ˈkās How to pronounce uncase (audio) \
uncased; uncasing

Definition of uncase

transitive verb

: to remove a case or covering from (something) uncase a pair of binoculars

Examples of uncase in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a search, the officer found a Smith & Wesson MP .40-caliber handgun, which was uncased and unloaded under the passenger seat. Staff Report, chicagotribune.com, "Norridge and Harwood Heights police reports," 5 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of uncase

1589, in the meaning defined above

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“Uncase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncase. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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