bed·​sheet | \ ˈbed-ˌshēt How to pronounce bedsheet (audio) \

Definition of bedsheet

: an oblong piece of usually cotton or linen cloth used as an article of bedding

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The two girls knotted their bedsheets together and dropped them out of their window. Julie Zaugg, CNN, "These North Korean defectors were sold into China as cybersex slaves. Then they escaped," 9 June 2019 So Kraemer recruited a niece to drape bedsheets over ropes strung between tall posts on several slopes about the ranch to simulate a vine’s leafy canopy. Mike Dunne,, "Inside the remote, peculiar vineyard behind Amador’s most acclaimed wines," 5 June 2019 Also true to his word, none of it rubbed off on my clothes or my bedsheets, so 10/10 there. Rebecca Dancer, Allure, "Exclusive: Isle of Paradise Launches Its First Clear Tanning Mousse, and I Got to Try It," 1 Apr. 2019 Inspired by science that has found that cool temperatures promote sleep, two University of South Carolina women's basketball coaches invented Sheex, bedsheets that promise to transfer heat more efficiently and breathe better than cotton. Amanda Mitchell, Marie Claire, "The Tired Girl's Guide To Getting More Sleep & Having More Energy," 2 May 2012 Jail officials said in a statement that Tessier apparently hanged himself with a bedsheet early Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, at Montgomery County Correctional Facility, a year after Laura Wallen's body was found in a shallow grave. Fox News, "Man accused of killing pregnant teacher found dead in cell," 6 Sep. 2018 Romero was allegedly taking things from the residence and putting it in a bedsheet when the mother, Summer Salazar, confronted her. Kathleen Joyce, Fox News, "Mom punches homeless woman to stop alleged kidnapping of daughter: records," 28 Aug. 2018 Using the slotted spoon, gently transfer each to the serving bowls and lay it over the egg and ham like a slightly rumpled bedsheet. Gabrielle Hamilton, House Beautiful, "Gabrielle Hamilton's Pasta Kerchief with Poached Egg, French Ham, and Brown Butter," 26 Apr. 2012 Hospital suppliers Medical gloves and bedsheets were scrubbed from Trump’s duty list, a victory for groups such as the Health Industry Distributors Association. Daniela Wei, The Seattle Times, "Winners and losers from Trump’s tariffs," 18 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of bedsheet

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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