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"sheath" in British English

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sheathnoun [C]

uk   us   /ʃiːθ/
a ​close-fittingcovering to ​protect something: The ​cable has a ​copperwiresurrounded by a ​plastic sheath. The ​nerves are ​protected by ​thin sheaths of ​fattytissue. a ​cover into which a ​knife or swordfits so that the ​blade cannot ​cut someone when it is not being used: He ​drew the ​knife from ​itsjewelledleather sheath. UK a condom
sheathing
noun [C or U] uk   us   /ˈʃiː.ðɪŋ/
The ​frame is ​covered by a ​glass and ​metal sheathing (= ​protectivecover).
(Definition of sheath from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sheathnoun [C]

 us   /ʃiθ/
a close-fitting ​covering: The ​cable is a ​copperwire with a ​heavyplastic sheath.
(Definition of sheath from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sheath”
in Spanish vaina, funda, revestimiento…
in Vietnamese bao, vỏ, ống…
in Malaysian sarung…
in Thai ฝักดาบ, ปลอก…
in French fourreau, gaine…
in German die Scheide, die Hülle…
in Chinese (Simplified) 鞘套, 护皮, (刀剑的)鞘…
in Turkish bıçak kını, kılıf…
in Russian ножны…
in Indonesian sarung pedang, selongsong…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鞘套, 護套, (刀劍的)鞘…
in Polish pochwa…
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