Meaning of sheathing

sheath•ing

Pronunciation: (shē'ing), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of a person who sheathes.
  2. something that sheathes; a covering or outer layer of metal, wood, or other material, as one of metal plates on a ship's bottom, the first covering of boards on a house, etc.
  3. material for forming any such covering.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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