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Definition of "sheathe" [sheathe]

  • To insert into or provide with a sheath. (verb-transitive)
  • To retract (a claw) into a sheath. (verb-transitive)
  • To enclose with a protective covering; encase. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sheathe" in a sentence
  • "He slipped the sword sheathe back into his sash and took out the gun."
  • "Her small hand seized the end of his sword sheathe, checking him."
  • "Caris slipped his sword sheathe from its sash, holding it loosely in his left hand, his right held ready at his side."