To insert into or provide with a sheath.
To retract (a claw) into a sheath.
To enclose with a protective covering; encase.
To put into a sheath or scabbard.
To enclose in or protect with a case or covering.
Wood sheathed with tin.
To thrust (a sword, knife, etc.) into flesh.
To retract (claws)
Origin of sheathe
- Middle English schethen from schethe sheath sheath
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition