noun, plural sheaths [sheeth z] /ʃiðz/.
- the metal wall of a wave guide.
- a space charge formed by ions near an electrode in a tube containing low-pressure gas.
- the region of a space charge in a cathode-ray tube.
verb (used with object)
Origin of sheath
Related formssheath·less, adjectivesheath·like, sheath·y, adjective
Can be confusedsheath sheathe
Examples from the Web for sheath
The first lady wore a Michael Kors sheath with a matching cropped jacket and traditional pearls.Michelle Obama and Ann Romney: First Ladies of Style|Robin Givhan|October 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I learned from those articles, lessons about rhythm and pacing and when to stick the dagger in and when to sheath it.
I took off the sheath, the holster, so to speak, of the taser and I loaded the taser.L.A. Riots Anniversary: Stacey Koon’s Disturbing Testimony|Christine Pelisek|April 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But Victoria Beckham likes a sheath so perfectly fitted that you might as well brace yourself for a diet based solely on refusal.
The sheath surrounding the nerves acts as an electrical insulator, increasing neural speed by 100-fold.
“Yes,” said the man, and he pulled a long knife out of its sheath and tried its edge.Dead Man's Land|George Manville Fenn
I take it to be a small pen-knife in a sheath; useful for making erasures.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems|Geoffrey Chaucer
There is a sheath for it when the bee does not wish to use it; and here is a picture of it.Natural History|Anonymous
It was common for a man to carry a butcher's knife in a sheath fastened to his belt.Joe Wilson and His Mates|Henry Lawson
His knife also had disappeared from its sheath; he realized that he was absolutely unarmed and helpless.The Doomsman|Van Tassel Sutphen