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Definition of sheathing:

  1. Inclosing with a sheath; as, the sheathing leaves of grasses; the sheathing stipules of many polygonaceous plants.
  2. That which sheathes.
  3. The casing or covering of a ship's bottom and sides; the materials for such covering; as, copper sheathing.
  4. The first covering of boards on the outside wall of a frame house or on a timber roof; also, the material used for covering; ceiling boards in general.

Synonyms:

layer, skin, blanket, overlayer, paint, lamina, cover, overlay, membrane, surface.

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