verb (used with object), un·sheathed, un·sheath·ing.
- to draw from a sheath, as a sword, knife, or the like.
- to bring or put forth from a covering, threateningly or otherwise.
- (tr) to draw or pull out (something, esp a weapon) from a sheath or other covering
v.late 14c. (implied in unsheathed), from un- (1) “not” + sheathe. Related: Unsheathing.