noun, plural sheaths [sheethz]. /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)
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Origin of sheath
OTHER WORDS FROM sheathsheathless, adjectivesheathlike, sheathy, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH sheathsheath , sheathe
Words nearby sheath
Example sentences from the Web for sheath
It measures in at 7 and ¼ inches in length, and includes a wooden sheath for easy storage and protection.Best ice pick: A versatile winter tool for camping and more|PopSci Commerce Team|February 25, 2021|Popular Science
De la Renta did design some stuff for Kennedy too—notably, one perfect belted sheath in crisp white linen.
Finally, she slithered into a finished dress: the ultimate chic sheath, a collarless long-sleeved navy blue garment.Tilda Swinton and Oliver Saillard Perform the Creation of Fashion in ‘Eternity Dress’|Sarah Moroz|November 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And she has been spotted wearing nothing but the most discrete, tailored sheath dresses.Petraeus Affair Stereotypes: The General, The Flirt And The Harlot|Robin Givhan|November 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
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
The brightly colored sheath was a form of political détente and self-definition.Michelle Obama’s First-Lady Fashion: Subtle and Savvy|Robin Givhan|September 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The Datto complaisantly allowed me to draw it from the sheath and pass it round to my friends.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
Whipping the long, keen blade from its sheath, Marius bore down upon the rash meddler.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
Tail truncated, spine on the side of the tail very distinct, imbedded in a sheath.
He saw a large sheath-knife, and secured that in his own belt; then he took a mouthful of wine, and went to his post.The Chequers|James Runciman
He was trying to 286 work the knife from its sheath before I could force him backward or break his neck.A Virginia Scout|Hugh Pendexter