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
Historical Examples of sheathing
"So ends our quarrel, then," said Aylward, sheathing his sword.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
"Yes, yes," the Cuban answered, sheathing the knife and thrusting it into his belt.Romance
Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
Pieces from the ship's sheathing were often rubbed off in her contact with the ice.The English at the North Pole
In this the leaves are long and pointed, but also sheathing at the base.Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany
Douglas Houghton Campbell
He drove his chisel through the sheathing as close to the cabin floor as he could.Blow The Man Down
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.