Sheath

Definition of Sheath

n.1.A case for the reception of a sword, hunting knife, or other long and slender instrument; a scabbard.
The dead knight's sword out of his sheath he drew.
- Spenser.
2.(Bot.) Any sheathlike covering, organ, or part.
Medullary sheath
(Anat.) See under Medullary.
Primitive sheath
(Anat.) See Neurilemma.
Sheath knife
a knife with a fixed blade, carried in a sheath.
Sheath of Schwann
(Anat.) See Schwann's sheath.

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Leatherette, Leatheroid, case, casing, coat, cuticle, dermis, encasement, fell, fleece, flesh, fur, furring, hide, imitation fur, imitation leather, integument, jacket, leather, leather paper, outer layer, outer skin, pelt, peltry, rawhide, rind, sheathing, skin, skins, tegument, vair
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