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 In this way tiles depict the contours of a face, follow the curving strands of hair, and bring a naturalistic drape to a bedsheet held up by a nurse behind a reclining patient. New York Times, "The Union Moved. The Beloved Mosaic Mural Couldn’t.," 23 Feb. 2021 Authorities are investigating the death of an inmate who was found Saturday evening with a bedsheet around his neck at the West County Detention Facility in Richmond. Rachel Swan, SFChronicle.com, "Contra Costa District Attorney investigating death of inmate in Richmond," 18 Oct. 2020 The Cuyahoga County Council agreed on Tuesday to pay $950,000 to the estate of a Gregory Fox, who hanged himself with a bedsheet in his County Jail cell more than two years ago. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, "Remainder of Ohio’s CARES money could help arts, nonprofits, small businesses and more: The Wake Up for Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020," 14 Oct. 2020 Investigators David Benelli of the DA's office and Kevin Richardson of the New Orleans Police Department began hunting for the 45-year-old files and found underwear and a bedsheet associated with the rape. Katelyn Umholtz, NOLA.com, "A Tulane student was raped at gunpoint in 1975; now a New Orleans man has been charged," 8 Oct. 2020 About two that morning in 2019, Peterson and his wife received a phone call informing them their son had hanged himself using a bedsheet and died hours before. Special To The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Feds ban solitary confinement for kids in prison, but state juvenile facilities still use isolation," 8 Sep. 2020 Faculty and students rallied around him after a bedsheet with racist words was hung inside the school’s gym before a game during the 1974-75 season. Joseph White, Houston Chronicle, "Coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown dead at 78," 31 Aug. 2020 Faculty and students rallied around him after a bedsheet with racist words was hung inside the school's gym before a game during the 1974-75 season. Arkansas Online, "Coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown dead at 78," 31 Aug. 2020 Faculty and students rallied around him after a bedsheet with racist words was hung inside the school’s gym before a game during the 1974-75 season. Joseph White, courant.com, "John Thompson, legendary Georgetown coach and Basketball Hall of Famer, dies at 78," 31 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of bedsheet

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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1 Mar 2021

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“Bedsheet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bedsheet. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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