"sheath" Definition

  1. n. A case for the reception of a sword, hunting knife, or other long and slender instrument; a scabbard.
  2. n. Any sheathlike covering, organ, or part.
  3. n. The base of a leaf when sheathing or investing a stem or branch, as in grasses.
  4. n. One of the elytra of an insect.

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Position in dictionary: 89900 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n., n., n., n.,
Words that start with "sheath": 10
Words that end with "sheath": 2
Words that contain "sheath": 15
Next words in dictionary: sheath-winged, sheathbill, sheathe, sheathed, sheather, sheathfish, sheathing, sheathless, sheathy, sheating
Previous words in dictionary: sheatfish, shearwater, sheartail, shears, shearn, shearmen, shearman, shearling, shearing, shearer

English Dictionary Definition of sheath

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