Definition of sheathe in English:
1Put (a weapon such as a knife or sword) into a sheath.
- He stuffed the package into his pocket and sheathed his knife, wiping off the blood and brain matter on the back of Nick's shirt.
- Pocketing the stone and sheathing the sword he stood.
- I nodded, sheathing one of my swords to use my hand to wipe my face clear of tears.
1.1 (often be sheathed in) Encase (something) in a close-fitting or protective covering: her legs were sheathed in black stockings
More example sentences
- Some vehicles intended for testing on public roads are sheathed in so much black leather and vinyl that they resemble a dominatrix on wheels.
- The connector is sheathed in a black mesh, and is very long, about six feet long.
- His feet were sheathed in black, silk socks while a black bow tie hung undone around his neck.
late Middle English: from sheath.
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