noun Date: 15th century 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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  • Sheathing — Sheath ing, p. pr. & a. from {Sheathe}. Inclosing with a sheath; as, the sheathing leaves of grasses; the sheathing stipules of many polygonaceous plants. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sheathing — Sheath ing, n. That which sheathes. Specifically: (a) The casing or covering of a ship s bottom and sides; the materials for such covering; as, copper sheathing. (b) (Arch.) The first covering of boards on the outside wall of a frame house or on… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sheathing — [shē′thiŋ] n. 1. the act of one that sheathes 2. something that sheathes or encases; casing; specif., a) the inner covering of boards or waterproof material on the roof or outside wall of a frame house b) the protective covering of a ship s… …   English World dictionary

  • sheathing — noun Something that wraps around or surrounds something, as a sheath encases its blade. When the sheathing was on it suddenly looked like a real house, you could see where the outer walls would be even if they still needed the siding and trim… …   Wiktionary

  • sheathing — Synonyms and related words: beam, billet, blanketing, blocking, blotting out, board, boarding, case, casing, cementwork, clapboard, cloaking, clouding, coating, cord, cordwood, coverage, covering, curtaining, deal, driftwood, eclipse, eclipsing,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • sheathing — /shee dhing/, n. 1. the act of a person who sheathes. 2. something that sheathes; a covering or outer layer of metal, wood, or other material, as one of metal plates on a ship s bottom, the first covering of boards on a house, etc. 3. material… …   Universalium

  • sheathing — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A thin outer covering of an object: lamina, membrane, sheath, skin. See SURFACE …   English dictionary for students

  • sheathing — sheath|ing [ˈʃi:ðıŋ] n [C usually singular] a protective outer cover, for example for a building or a ship …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sheathing — sheath|ing [ ʃiðıŋ ] noun uncount a hard substance that covers and protects something …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sheathing — sheath·ing || ʃɪːðɪŋ n. act of putting (a dagger, sword, etc.) into a sheath; act of covering with a protective coating ʃɪːð v. put into a sheath (of a dagger, sword, etc.); place within a casing; cover, coat …   English contemporary dictionary