- to draw from a sheath, as a sword, knife, or the like.
- to bring or put forth from a covering, threateningly or otherwise.
Origin of unsheathe
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for unsheathed
But Dowd and Cohen are here to remind us that the knives will once again be unsheathed.Hillary 2016 Brings Back Boomer Clinton Rage
August 14, 2013
Farrell unsheathed his full frontal glory in the small indie movie A Home at the End of the World.Colin Farrell Eyes Return to Hollywood A-List With ‘Total Recall’ Reboot
August 3, 2012
Mugabe must have been pleased with the sword: he smiled as he unsheathed it, and then swung it around.Hugo Chávez Claims U.S. Gives Leaders Cancer and More Crazy Quotes
December 30, 2011
The refugees were done; the pirates had unsheathed their knives for the butcher's work.The House Under the Sea
Sir Max Pemberton
Wondering, the German unsheathed the weapon, and proffered the hilt to his master.The Historical Nights' Entertainment
A dozen Steel-Blues were watching as Jon put on his helmet and unsheathed his stubray.
He unsheathed the stubray gun and prepared to blast the cylinder.
He unsheathed it, then got up, and moved behind the seated Nova Scotian.Romance
Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
- (tr) to draw or pull out (something, esp a weapon) from a sheath or other covering
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Word Origin and History for unsheathed
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper