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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sheath·ing p. pr. & a. from Sheathe. Inclosing with a sheath; as, the sheathing leaves of grasses; the sheathing stipules of many polygonaceous plants.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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 [syn: overlay, overlayer]