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Definition of sheath noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (pl. sheaths
    , NAmE//ʃiθs//
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  1. 1a cover that fits closely over the blade of a knife or other sharp weapon or tool He put the dagger back in its sheath.
  2. 2any covering that fits closely over something for protection the sheath around an electric cable
  3. 3a woman's dress that fits the body closely a simple black silk sheath
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: sheath

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