"sheathing" Definition

  1. p. pr. & a. Inclosing with a sheath; as, the sheathing leaves of grasses; the sheathing stipules of many polygonaceous plants.
  2. n. That which sheathes.
  3. n. The casing or covering of a ship's bottom and sides; the materials for such covering; as, copper sheathing.
  4. n. The first covering of boards on the outside wall of a frame house or on a timber roof; also, the material used for covering; ceiling boards in general.

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Position in dictionary: 89907 of 111710 words.
Word Type: p. pr. & a., n., n., n.,
Words that start with "sheathing": 1
Words that end with "sheathing": 1
Words that contain "sheathing": 1
Next words in dictionary: sheathless, sheathy, sheating, sheave, sheaved
Previous words in dictionary: sheathfish, sheather, sheathed, sheathe, sheathbill

English Dictionary Definition of sheathing

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