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sheathing

[ shee-thing ]
/ ˈʃi ðɪŋ /
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noun

the act of a person who sheathes.
something that sheathes; a covering or outer layer of metal, wood, or other material, as one of metal plates on a ship's bottom, the first covering of boards on a house, etc.
material for forming any such covering.

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Origin of sheathing

First recorded in 1490–1500; sheathe + -ing1
un·der·sheath·ing, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sheathing

sheathing
/ (ˈʃiːðɪŋ) /

noun

any material used as an outer layer, as on a ship's hull
boarding, etc, used to cover the wall studding or roof joists of a timber frame
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