Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A removable covering for a pillow.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A movable case or covering which is drawn over a pillow.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A removable case or covering for a pillow, usually of white linen or cotton cloth.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A washable, easily removable cloth cover for pillows.

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

  • noun bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

pillow + case

Examples

  • But above all, there was the mystical process of hanging a pillowcase from the ceiling so that it hung over the stove, dangling above a pot as the thick, almost angrily-purple fluid dripped through the filter and into the pot.

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  • Then he picked up a pillowcase from the floor, placed the rat’s still-bleeding corpse inside, and tied the pillowcase shut, forming a makeshift sack.

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  • I turn and look at my pillowcase, which is covered with long strands of red hair and taffy.

    Dear Pen Pal

  • I turn and look at my pillowcase, which is covered with long strands of red hair and taffy.

    Dear Pen Pal

  • I turn and look at my pillowcase, which is covered with long strands of red hair and taffy.

    Dear Pen Pal

  • I turn and look at my pillowcase, which is covered with long strands of red hair and taffy.

    Dear Pen Pal

  • The other driver is examining the pillowcase, which is soaked red.

    Chicago Reader

  • Police in southwestern Michigan say they have put to bed the case of the "pillowcase" burglaries.

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  • Authorities in southwestern Michigan say they have cracked case of 'pillowcase' burglaries Mich. police say they nabbed 'pillowcase' burglarsGRAND HAVEN, Mich.

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