verb (used with object), un·sheathed, un·sheath·ing.

  1. to draw from a sheath, as a sword, knife, or the like.
  2. to bring or put forth from a covering, threateningly or otherwise.


  1. (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.

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