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Meaning of SHEATHING

Pronunciation:  'sheedhing

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  protective covering consisting, for example, of a layer of boards applied to the studs and joists of a building to strengthen it and serve as a foundation for a weatherproof exterior
 

SHEATHING is a 9 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: overlay, overlayer
 
 See Also: protection, protective cover, protective covering

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Sheath"ing\, p. pr. & a. from {Sheathe}.
    Inclosing with a sheath; as, the sheathing leaves of grasses;
    the sheathing stipules of many polygonaceous plants.
    
    
  2. \Sheath"ing\, n.
    That which sheathes. Specifically:
    (a) The casing or covering of a ship's bottom and sides; the
        materials for such covering; as, copper sheathing.
    (b) (Arch.) The first covering of boards on the outside wall
        of a frame house or on a timber roof; also, the material
        used for covering; ceiling boards in general.
    
    
 

 

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