verb (used with object), sheathed, sheathing.
to put (a sword, dagger, etc.) into a sheath.
to plunge (a sword, dagger, etc.) in something as if in a sheath.
to enclose in or as if in a casing or covering.
to cover or provide with a protective layer or sheathing:
to sheathe a roof with copper.
to cover (a cable, electrical connector, etc.) with a metal sheath for grounding.
to insert (a knife, sword, etc) into a sheath
(esp of cats) to retract (the claws)
to surface with or encase in a sheath or sheathing
noun, plural sheaths [sheeth z] /ʃiðz/ (Show IPA) 1. a case or covering for the blade of a sword, dagger, or the like. 2. any similar close-fitting covering or case. 3. a condom. 4. Biology. a closely enveloping part or structure, as in an animal or plant. 5. Botany. the leaf base when it forms […]
noun 1. a knife carried in a sheath. sheath knife noun 1. a knife carried in or protected by a sheath
- Sheath of eyeball
sheath of eyeball n. A condensation of connective tissue on the outer aspect of the sclera, from which it is separated by a narrow cleftlike space. Also called Tenon’s capsule.
- Sheath of schwann
sheath of Schwann n. See neurilemma.