a cloth or sheet in which a corpse is wrapped for burial.
something that covers or conceals like a garment: a shroud of rain.
Nautical. any of a number of taut ropes or wires converging from both sides on the head of a lower or upper mast of the outer end of a bowsprit to steady it against lateral sway: a part of the standing rigging.
Also called shroud line. Aeronautics. any of a number of suspension cords of a parachute attaching the load to the canopy.
Also called shrouding. Machinery. (on a nonmetallic gear) an extended metal rim enclosing the ends of the teeth on either side. (on a water wheel) one of two rings of boards or plates enclosing the buckets at their ends.