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sheathing

sheath·ing

sheathing

pronunciation:
shi thIng
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an outer layer or covering of boards, plywood, or other material applied to the frame of a house, underneath the outermost, weatherproof siding.
definition 2: a protective covering on the lower part of a ship's hull.
definition 3: any other material that covers or encloses.
definition 4: the act of applying or providing such covering.