bedsheet

noun
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

Examples of bedsheet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web He had been found injured on the floor of his cell with a bedsheet wrapped around his neck. Michael Gold, New York Times, "Guards Accused of Napping and Shopping Online the Night Epstein Died," 20 Nov. 2019 Epstein was found dead Aug. 10 in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center with a bedsheet around his neck. Michael R. Sisak, chicagotribune.com, "Prominent pathologist hired by Jeffrey Epstein’s family says financier’s death in prison looks more like homicide than suicide," 30 Oct. 2019 Others are expected to be virgins on their wedding night and might have to pass a virginity exam or bedsheet test. Sophia Jones, Marie Claire, "A Test With No Answer," 30 Oct. 2019 For a little more than an hour Friday, jurors saw surveillance video that showed three Bexar County jail inmates dressed in white T-shirts and boxer shorts shimmy down bedsheets that were tied together. Elizabeth Zavala, ExpressNews.com, "Like a movie scene, Bexar County jurors watch 3 escaping inmates shimmy down sheets as trial begins," 18 Oct. 2019 Left unsupervised in a private cell, Epstein was apparently provided not only with a bedsheet suitable for making a noose but also with a bunk bed tall enough to hang it from. David Von Drehle, Twin Cities, "David Von Drehle: Keep investigating Jeffrey Epstein," 15 Aug. 2019 Epstein had been placed on suicide watch after he was found July 23 on the floor of his cell with a strip of bedsheet around his neck, according to the indictment. Michael Balsamo, Washington Post, "As Epstein died, guards allegedly shopped online and slept," 20 Nov. 2019 July 23: Prison officers find Epstein on the floor of his cell with a strip of bedsheet around his neck. Eric Levenson, CNN, "A timeline of what Jeffrey Epstein and his prison guards did in his final hours," 19 Nov. 2019 Epstein had been placed on suicide watch after he was found July 23 on the floor of his cell with a strip of bedsheet around his neck, according to the indictment. Tom Hays, The Denver Post, "As Epstein died, guards allegedly shopped online and slept," 19 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of bedsheet

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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14 Dec 2019

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“Bedsheet.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bedsheet. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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