- (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
Example sentences from the Web for shroud
Despite its ranking at the bottom of most international development indexes, the conflict is shrouded by confusion.
Hortense has long been shrouded in mystery and critical contempt, in part because so little is known about her.
To date, much of the details of the diplomacy and even the interim deal between Iran and the West are shrouded in secrecy.Republican Hawks Already Have a War Plan for ISIS, Ukraine, and Obama|Eli Lake|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Angleton is one of those people who will always be shrouded in mystery.The Bizarre Tale of Ben Bradlee, JFK, and the Master Spy|Will Rahn|October 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The process for informing the Senate and House intelligence committees is often shrouded in secrecy.
The weather was bad and the valley was shrouded in a dense mist.The White House (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume XII)|Charles Paul de Kock
There were three doors in the walls, deeply shrouded in the dusk of the room, and it was very hard to watch all three at once.Bar-20 Days|Clarence E. Mulford
The girl's ruddy curls fell in the same profusion as of old and shrouded a smiling, happy face.The Secret of the Storm Country|Grace Miller White
These diversified qualities were, in a manner, shrouded under Spanish reserve and taciturnity.History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century, Vol 2|J. H. Merle D'Aubign
The officer was shrouded in gleaming oil-skins and souwester.The Ocean Wireless Boys and the Lost Liner|Wilbur Lawton