- (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.
Origin of shroud
OTHER WORDS FROM shroudshroudless, adjectiveshroudlike, adjective
How to use shroud in a sentence
His chute formed a shroud around his body, and his ejection seat sat some 50 yards above him on the hillside.A CIA spyplane crashed outside Area 51 a half-century ago. This explorer found it.|Sarah Scoles|January 5, 2021|Popular-Science
Despite its ranking at the bottom of most international development indexes, the conflict is shrouded by confusion.
But his motives for shooting John Paul II have remained a mystery shrouded in multiple conspiracy theories.
Hortense has long been shrouded in mystery and critical contempt, in part because so little is known about her.
In visible light this star system is completely shrouded in dust, its details hidden.
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
The door was opened quickly by some one shrouded in the darkness, and as quickly closed when they had passed out.Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3)|Charles Dickens
With that opposing force behind us, we bore away across the shrouded benches, straight for the mouth of Sage Creek.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
Before these viands were placed on the table the brief twilight had passed away and darkness en-shrouded land and sea.The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands|R.M. Ballantyne
It was a gloomy day for France, and all external nature seemed shrouded in darkness and sorrow.Madame Roland, Makers of History|John S. C. Abbott
There is not the remotest hint, in any portion of scripture, that any other planet or star was shrouded in gloom at that time.Gospel Philosophy|J. H. Ward