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Definition of Sheath


  1. A case for the reception of a sword, hunting knife, or other long and slender instrument; a scabbard.
  2. Any sheathlike covering, organ, or part.
  3. The base of a leaf when sheathing or investing a stem or branch, as in grasses.
  4. One of the elytra of an insect.

Sheath Translations

sheath in French is gaine
sheath in German is Futterals, Futteral
sheath in Italian is involucro
sheath in Spanish is vaina
sheath in Swedish is skida, slida