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sheathing

[shee-th ing] /ˈʃi ðɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act of a person who sheathes.
2.
something that sheathes; a covering or outer layer of metal, wood, or other material, as one of metal plates on a ship's bottom, the first covering of boards on a house, etc.
3.
material for forming any such covering.
Origin
1490-1500
1490-1500; sheathe + -ing1
Related forms
undersheathing, noun
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sheathing

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