Definition of Sheathing

1. Noun. 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.

Exact synonyms: Overlay, Overlayer
Generic synonyms: Protection, Protective Cover, Protective Covering
Derivative terms: Overlay, Overlay, Sheathe



Definition of Sheathing

1. p. pr. & a. Inclosing with a sheath; as, the sheathing leaves of grasses; the sheathing stipules of many polygonaceous plants.

2. n. That which sheathes.

Definition of Sheathing

1. Noun. Something that wraps around or surrounds something, as a sheath encases its blade. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of sheathe) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sheathing

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Sheathing

1. From Sheathe. Inclosing with a sheath; as, the sheathing leaves of grasses; the sheathing stipules of many polygonaceous plants. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sheathing

sheath pile
sheath rot
sheathable
sheathbills
sheathe
sheathed artery
sheathed cable
sheather
sheathers
sheathes
sheathfish
sheathier
sheathing (current term)
sheathings
sheathless
sheathlike
sheaths
sheathy
sheats
sheave
sheaved
sheaves
sheaving
shebander
shebang
shebangs

Literary usage of Sheathing

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Building Construction and Superintendence by Frank Eugene Kidder (1915)
"There is a great variety of sheathing-papers manufactured, ... Where the cost of the sheathing-paper on an ordinary house is only a few dollars, ..."

2. Sewerage: The Designing, Construction, and Maintenance of Sewerage Systems by Amory Prescott Folwell (1916)
"This does not broom the pile, and by using it sheathing 18 feet long or more may be ... If the ground is such as to require sheathing from the Vertical ..."

3. Handbook of Building Construction: Data for Architects, Designing and by George Albert Hool, Nathan Clarke Johnson (1920)
"Design of sheathing.—The thickness of the sheathing can be ... Although material 1-in. thick can be used for sheathing as far as stress conditions are ..."

4. Handbook of Building Construction: Data for Architects, Designing and by George Albert Hool, Nathan Clarke Johnson (1920)
"Shingles weigh about 3 Ib. per sq. ft. of roof, and the sheathing, which will be hemlock, will weigh about 3 Ib. per sq. ft. of roof per inch of thickness. ..."

5. Sewerage: The Designing, Construction, and Maintenance of Sewerage Systems by Amory Prescott Folwell (1912)
"This does not broom the pile, and by using it sheathing 18 feet long or more may be ... If the ground is such as to require sheathing from the Ye Hi col ..."

6. Sewerage: The Designing, Construction, and Maintenance of Sewerage Systems by Amory Prescott Folwell (1916)
"This does not broom the pile, and by using it sheathing 18 feet long or more may be ... If the ground is such as to require sheathing from the Vertical ..."

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