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
Example sentences from the Web for sheath
The autopsy found injuries, including skull fractures and optic nerve sheaths that were torn.This D.C. baby’s mother was charged with her death. But nothing is solved.|Petula Dvorak|December 10, 2020|Washington Post
If you plan to carry a fixed-blade knife on your belt, you’ll want a sheath that positions the pommel at or below the top of your belt.
Just like the clip on a pocketknife, that sheath should be considered the primary determining factor in your purchase.
If you want to carry a backpack with a hipbelt while wearing a knife on your belt, you’ll need a sheath that drops the pommel below your belt.
Many gyms are in conspicuous downtown locations and sheathed in clear glass so passersby can watch people working out.Downsize Fitness, the Gym for Overweight Members Only|Daniel Gross|October 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Despite the anguish, his life was sheathed in mother love, family love, and survived and did more than that.
"An incompetent populist," was the most sheathed answer I heard.
His back, sheathed in a shiny brown leather cuirass, was turned toward Daoud.The Saracen: Land of the Infidel|Robert Shea
It was covered with a canopy of hollow boughs and ivy, and there rested against it a sheathed sword and a folded banner.The Fair Maid of Perth|Sir Walter Scott
Then Thorkel sate him down and sheathed the sword, and such a thing never happened to him either before or since.The story of Burnt Njal|Anonymous
I wandered down the garden, thinking sullenly of this, and pettishly cutting off the heads of the flowers with my sheathed sword.Under the Red Robe|Stanley Weyman
Within, the yellow pine frames were sheathed with 2½ inches of oak.The Gulf and Inland Waters|A. T. Mahan