Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In hospitals, a wide sheet so disposed on the bed that it can easily be drawn from under a patient who is lying upon it.

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Examples

  • For the confinement the bed should be made by first spreading over the mattress the wide rubber sheet, over this put an old blanket, then the under sheet; upon the right side of the bed, where most likely the woman will lie, place the square of rubber, over that the old comfortable, four double, and hold all in place with a sheet folded like a hospital "draw-sheet."

    Making Good on Private Duty

  • Mickelson has been diplomatic to a fault in his warm-up event at Bay Hill, arguing that he would "love it" if his name were inscribed alongside Woods 'on the Masters draw-sheet.

    Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • The defending champion, Kim Clijsters, will play Hungary's Greta Arn. As Serena Williams will not be competing because of lacerations to her foot, which are believed to have been sustained in a restaurant in Munich over the summer, it is Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki who is on the top line of the draw-sheet, where she will play Chelsey Gullickson, an American wild card.

    Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • The women's event is loaded with comeback storylines; Justine Henin, Clijsters and Maria Sharapova have all returned to Melbourne, but some have argued that last season's champion should not have been allowed back to play this tournament, that she shouldn't be up there on the top line of the draw-sheet.

    Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

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