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sheath·ing

 (shē′thĭng)
n.
1. A layer of boards or of other wood or fiber materials applied to the outer studs, joists, and rafters of a building to strengthen the structure and serve as a base for an exterior weatherproof cladding.
2. Nautical An exterior covering on the underwater part of a ship's hull that protects it against marine growths.
3. The act of providing sheathing.

sheathing

(ˈʃiːðɪŋ)
n
1. any material used as an outer layer, as on a ship's hull
2. (Building) boarding, etc, used to cover the wall studding or roof joists of a timber frame

sheath•ing

(ˈʃi ðɪŋ)

n.
1. a covering or outer layer, as one of metal plates on a ship's bottom.
2. material for forming any such covering.
3. the act of a person who sheathes.
[1490–1500]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sheathing - 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 exteriorsheathing - 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
protective cover, protective covering, protection - a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury; "they had no protection from the fallout"; "wax provided protection for the floors"

sheathing

noun
A thin outer covering of an object:
Translations

sheathing

[ˈʃiːðɪŋ] Nrevestimiento m, cubierta f

sheathing

n (on roof, house) → Verkleidung f; (on ship also) → Beschlag m; (with wood) → Verschalung f; (on cables) → Armierung f, → Bewehrung f
References in classic literature ?
Her shining copper sheathing, her galvanised iron-work, her deck, white as ivory, betrayed the pride taken by John Bunsby in making her presentable.
Sheathing my bloody blade I advanced toward my Martian Princess, who still stood mutely gazing at me without sign of recognition.
After closing the door carefully behind him Mordaunt glided into the subterranean passage, sheathing on the way his now useless sword, and thus reached the neighboring house, where he paused to examine himself and to take breath.
“Nathaniel’s coat, sir, was not fully made, And Gabriel’s pumps were all unpink’d i’ th' heel; There was no link to color Peter’s hat, And Walter’s dagger was not come from sheathing; There were none fine, but Adam, Ralph, and Gregory.”—Shakespeare.
"So ends our quarrel, then," said Aylward, sheathing his sword.
The panels cracked, the carved work flew into splinters, the hinges, at every blow, leaped from their pins, the planks yawned, the wood crumbled to powder, ground between the iron sheathing. Fortunately for Quasimodo, there was more iron than wood.
Pickernell dared to trust to the tightness of the lead sheathing, and laid a "dry core" cable, the first of the modern type, in one of the streets of Philadelphia.
He saw presently little figures sheathing swords come out from the houses and walk to the debris of the flying-machines the bomb had destroyed.
Jack and Victor are already popular guising characters at Halloween and I can imagine there might be a few wee Sheathings dooking for apples and chapping for monkey nuts come October 31.
This limit is reached if the overall buckling of many steel-sheathed walls or a plenty of steel sheathings tore and CFS frames fractured, connections loosed, or sheathings sheared off.
Finally, based on the findings noted here, it is recommended that owners of existing multifamily housing with contact-applied vinyl siding consider conducting wall inspections wherein some siding is removed to examine the condition of WRBs and sheathings. Openings would best be conducted on north walls and especially where indoor humidities are found to be high, say above 60%.
In addition, the rubberized asphalt adhesive provides a waterproof membrane that sticks to most clean, dry, smooth surfaces, including prepared concrete and concrete masonry, plywood and OSB sheathings, DensGlass Gold, gypsum sheathing, cement board, asphalt saturated felt and most housewraps.