noun/nombre (plural sheaths /ʃiːðz/)
- 1 1.1 (for sword) funda (feminine), vaina (feminine); (for knife) funda (feminine); (for wiring) cubierta (feminine)More example sentences
More example sentences1.2 [Botany/Botánica] vaina (feminine)
- 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.
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- 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.
- 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)More 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.
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