AskDefine | Define sheathing

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sheathing 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]

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  1. Something that wraps around or surrounds something, as a sheath encases its blade.
    When the sheathing was on it suddenly looked like a real house, you could see where the outer walls would be even if they still needed the siding and trim added.


  1. present participle of sheathe

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