missheathed

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

mis- +‎ sheathed

Adjective[edit]

missheathed (not comparable)

  1. Wrongly sheathed; sheathed in a wrong place.
    • Shakespeare
      This dagger [is] missheathed in my daughter's bosom!

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for missheathed in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)