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Old English scēaþ

Noun

Singular
sheath

Plural
sheaths

sheath (sheaths)
  1. A scabbard; a holster for a sword.
  2. Anything that has a similar shape to a scabbard for a sword that is for the purpose of holding an object that is longer than it is wide; a case.
  3. A tight-fitting dress.
  4. (UK) A condom

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Verb

Infinitive
to sheath

Third person singular
sheathes

Simple past
sheathed

Past participle
-

Present participle
sheathing

to sheath (third-person singular simple present sheathes, present participle sheathing, simple past and past participle sheathed)
  1. To put an object (especially a weapon, in particular, a sword) into its sheath.

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