Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Material, such as metal or cloth, formed into or used to form sheets.
  • n. The act or process of providing with or forming into sheets.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Fabric used to make sheets (bedding).
  • n. A lining of planks or boards for protecting an embankment.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Cotton or linen cloth suitable for bed sheets. It is sometimes made of double width.
  • n. A lining of planks or boards (rarely of metal) for protecting an embankment.
  • n. The act or process of forming into sheets, or flat pieces; also, material made into sheets.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or process of forming into sheets or arranging in sheets: as, the sheeting of tobacco.
  • n. Stout white linen or cotton cloth made wide for bed-sheets: it is sold plain or twilled, and bleached or unbleached.
  • n. In hydraulic engineering, a lining of timber to a caisson or coffer-dam, formed of sheet-piles, or piles with planking between; also, any form of sheet-piling used to protect a river-bank.
  • n. In milit engin., short pieces of plunk used in conjunction with frames to support the earth forming the top and sides of galleries.
  • n. In carpenter-work, same as sheathing: a common term in the United States.
  • n. The breaking up of a massive rock into relatively thin, parallel tabulæ united by closely spaced faults or joints.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. fabric from which bed sheets are made

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Examples

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