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three sheets to the wind

Definition of three sheets to the wind

old-fashioned + humorous

  1. :  very drunk



Word by Word Definitions

threeplay
  1. :  the third in a set or series

    :  something having three units or members

    :  three-pointer

sheetplay sheets
  1. :  a broad piece of cloth

    :  bedsheet

    :  sail

  1. :  rolled or spread out in a sheet

    :  of, relating to, or concerned with the making of sheet metal

  1. :  to cover with a sheet

    :  to furnish with sheets

    :  to form into sheets

  1. :  a rope or chain that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind

    :  the spaces at either end of an open boat not occupied by thwarts :  foresheets and stern sheets together

  1. :  to move or set (a sail) by manipulation of a sheet

windplay
  1. :  a natural movement of air of any velocity

    :  the earth's air or the gas surrounding a planet in natural motion horizontally

    :  an artificially produced movement of air

  1. :  to detect or follow by scent

    :  to expose to the air or wind :  dry by exposing to air

    :  to make short of breath

  1. :  to cause (as a horn) to sound by blowing :  blow

    :  to sound (as a call or note) on a horn

    :  to produce a sound on a horn

  1. :  weave

    :  entangle, involve

    :  to introduce sinuously or stealthily :  insinuate

  1. :  a mechanism (as a winch) for winding

    :  an act of winding :  the state of being wound

    :  coil, turn


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