Sheath knife
Sheath Sheath, n. [OE. schethe, AS. sc[=ae][eth], sce['a][eth], sc[=e][eth]; akin to OS. sk[=e][eth]ia, D. scheede, G. scheide, OHG. sceida, Sw. skida, Dan. skede, Icel. skei[eth]ir, pl., and to E. shed, v.t., originally meaning, to separate, to part. See {Shed}.] 1. A case for the reception of a sword, hunting knife, or other long and slender instrument; a scabbard. [1913 Webster]

The dead knight's sword out of his sheath he drew. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. Any sheathlike covering, organ, or part. Specifically: (a) (Bot.) The base of a leaf when sheathing or investing a stem or branch, as in grasses. (b) (Zo["o]l.) One of the elytra of an insect. [1913 Webster]

{Medullary sheath}. (Anat.) See under {Medullary}.

{Primitive sheath}. (Anat.) See {Neurilemma}.

{Sheath knife}, a knife with a fixed blade, carried in a sheath.

{Sheath of Schwann}. (Anat.) See {Schwann's sheath}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • sheath knife — n a knife with a fixed blade that is carried in a sheath …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sheath knife — sheath ,knife noun count a knife that is used as a weapon and is carried in a sheath …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sheath knife — sheath′ knife n. a knife carried in a sheath • Etymology: 1830–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • sheath knife — ► NOUN ▪ a short knife similar to a dagger, carried in a sheath …   English terms dictionary

  • sheath knife — n. a knife carried in a sheath …   English World dictionary

  • sheath knife — noun a knife with a fixed blade that is carried in a sheath • Syn: ↑case knife • Hypernyms: ↑knife * * * shēth noun : a knife having a fixed blade and designed to be carried in a sheath see sheath illustration * * * a knife carried in a sheath.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sheath knife — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms sheath knife : singular sheath knife plural sheath knives a knife that is used as a weapon and is carried in a sheath …   English dictionary

  • Sheath knife — A sheath knife is a fixed bladed knife that fits in an either leather or material (nylon, kevlar, leather etc ) sheath for protection of the knife and carrier.The blades vary in size, shape and construction …   Wikipedia

  • sheath knife — knife in a case, knife inside a covering sheath …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sheath knife — noun A knife with a fixed blade that fits in a sheath to protect the knife and its owner …   Wiktionary

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