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sheath

Pronunciation: /ʃiːθ/

Translation of sheath in Spanish:

noun/nombre (plural sheaths /ʃiːðz/)

  • 1 1.1 (for sword) funda (feminine), vaina (feminine); (for knife) funda (feminine); (for wiring) cubierta (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Drawing the sword free of the sheath she inspected the blade.
    • Shaking his head at the stupidity of his thoughts, he pulled the sword from its sheath and swung the blade experimentally.
    • The anger was beginning to show as he took his sword from its sheath and positioned the blade so that it was at the guard's neck.
    Example sentences
    • Films of silica act like the plastic sheath on copper cable, since silica is insulating.
    • Installation is a breeze, and they even provide you with enough in the way of sheaths to keep your cables tidy if you need to.
    • The linear symmetry of the gold-colored cable sheaths was especially important.
    1.2 [Botany/Botánica] vaina (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • The tumor infiltrated perineural sheaths and peripancreatic fatty tissue.
    • The median nerve and the tendon of palmaris profundus are ensheathed in a common sheath of connective tissue.
    • It is the breakdown of the synovial tissue of tendon sheaths that gives rise to most ganglia.
  • 2 (contraceptive) (British English/inglés británico) preservativo (masculine), condón (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • This bill aims to take away the criminalised aspect of that, and it de-penalises the aspect of having evidence of safe sex on the premises - that is, condoms, sheaths, diaphragms, and lubricants.
    • The condom, or male sheath, was quite a late development.
    • Protective and decorative penis sheaths were common among primitive societies.
  • 3sheath (dress) [Clothing/Indumentaria] vestido (masculine) tubo

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