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sheathnoun [C]

uk   /ʃiːθ/  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   /ˈʃiː.ðɪŋ/  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)
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