- (on a nonmetallic gear) an extended metal rim enclosing the ends of the teeth on either side.
- (on a water wheel) one of two rings of boards or plates enclosing the buckets at their ends.
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Origin of shroud
OTHER WORDS FROM shroudshroudless, adjectiveshroudlike, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for shroud
So if you do see a shroud down the hallway, you might not want to run.
Dyar views VERITAS as one of a three-part campaign that would ideally peel back the planet’s yellow shroud—an orbiter, an atmospheric probe, and a lander.Three ways scientists could search for life on Venus|Charlie Wood|October 1, 2020|Popular Science
Like most small drones, it integrates automatic obstacle avoidance and uses propeller shrouds to protect both the blades themselves and any objects, persons, or pets that might otherwise encounter them.New Amazon hardware: Ring drones, Echo Dot 4th Gen, Wi-Fi 6 Eero, and more|Jim Salter|September 24, 2020|Ars Technica
While in cruise flight, it pivots so that the propeller shrouds become wing-like, giving the craft an aerodynamic boost as it flies more like a fixed-wing aircraft than a helicopter.Amazon is one big step closer to delivering packages by drone|Rob Verger|September 2, 2020|Popular Science
Clouds of sulfuric acid shroud the surface from space-based observation, and the extreme heat and pressure destroy most electronics and landing gear in a very short time.The 5 best places to explore in the solar system—besides Mars|Neel Patel|August 17, 2020|MIT Technology Review
The shawl, we learn, weaves its way through Mexican life, from its use as a baby carrier to a shroud used to bury the dead.Shining a Spotlight on Mexico’s Iconic Textile—the Rebozo|Liza Foreman|June 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
People touched the yellow feather shroud, singing “Indian Red” as the transfer of the coffin to the vehicle was done.Mardi Gras Indian Chief Larry Bannock’s Final Ride|Jason Berry|May 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They buried us without shroud or coffin And in August ... the barley grew up out of our grave.Seamus Heaney, 1939-2013: Accessible, Yes, and Beautiful|Jimmy So|August 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The most famous ones are the Mandylion of Edessa, the Veronica and the Shroud of Turin.
Answering these questions we may come to know ourselves a little better, as well as the Shroud.The Shroud of Turin and Thomas de Wesselow’s ‘The Sign.’|Thomas de Wesselow|April 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
She telegraphed to her servants to strip her house of its summer shroud, and returned early on the day of his choice.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
A great white shroud covered the corpse, closely outlining some of its contours.
This shroud was almost completely eaten away at one end, and left one of the feet visible.
Ward pulled the shroud back, revealing a horribly mangled body.
Wrapped in their fiery vesture and shroud of flame, they yet exulted in their glorious victory.The Catacombs of Rome|William Henry Withrow