- sheath knife,
- sheath of eyeball,
- sheath of schwann,
Origin of sheathing
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
verb (used with object), sheathed, sheath·ing.
Origin of sheathe
Examples from the Web for sheathing
Another peculiar feature of the Cat family is the power of sheathing their talons.Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon|Robert A. Sterndale
"So ends our quarrel, then," said Aylward, sheathing his sword.The White Company|Arthur Conan Doyle
Tongue and groove joint; used in flooring and for sheathing.Carpentry and Woodwork|Edwin W. Foster
They are very small, either separate or in clusters; and each flower or cluster has a dry, sheathing bract at its base.Field and Woodland Plants|William S. Furneaux
“I am fairly entrapped,” he said, sheathing his sword, and advancing towards them.Guy Fawkes|William Harrison Ainsworth
noun plural sheaths (ʃiːðz)
Word Origin for sheath
Old English sceað, scæð, from Proto-Germanic *skaithiz (cf. Old Saxon scethia, Old Norse skeiðir (plural), Old Frisian skethe, Middle Dutch schede, Dutch schede, Old High German skaida, German scheide "a sheath, scabbard"), according to OED, possibly from root *skei- "divide, split" (see shed (v.)) on notion of a split stick with the sword blade inserted. Meaning "condom" is recorded from 1861; sense of "close-fitting dress or skirt" is attested from 1904.
c.1400, "to furnish (a sword, etc.) with a sheath," from sheath; meaning "to put (a sword, etc.) in a sheath" is attested from early 15c. Related: Sheathed; sheathing.