Shroud, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shrouded; p. pr. & vb. n. Shrouding.]
1. To cover with a shroud; especially, to inclose in a winding sheet; to dress for the grave.
The ancient Egyptian mummies were shrouded in a number of folds of linen besmeared with gums. --Bacon.
2. To cover, as with a shroud; to protect completely; to cover so as to conceal; to hide; to veil.
One of these trees, with all his young ones, may shroud four hundred horsemen. --Sir W. Raleigh.
Some tempest rise,
And blow out all the stars that light the skies,
To shroud my shame. --Dryden.
Shroud·ed, a. Provided with a shroud or shrouds.
Shrouded gear Mach., a cogwheel or pinion having flanges which form closed ends to the spaces between the teeth and thus strengthen the teeth by tying them together.