bed·​sheet | \ˈbed-ˌshēt \

Definition of bedsheet 

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

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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 These days, there are countless brands looking to elevate the mundane pillowcase and bedsheet set, according to the research firm NPD. Chavie Lieber, Vox, "Getting a good night’s sleep is a luxury — and can come at a high price.," 9 Oct. 2018 The company’s Beddit 3 Sleep Monitor is a sensor-equipped strip that slides under your bedsheets to track movements through the night. Dani Deahl, The Verge, "Apple-owned sleep tracker Beddit is eliminating cloud service support," 21 Sep. 2018 Trying to make sense of it all is like trying to fold a fitted bedsheet. Dan Zak, The Seattle Times, "The Starr Report got a president impeached 20 years ago, and Ken Starr wants to remind you why," 11 Sep. 2018 The bullet produces a sonic boom that sounds like tearing of a bedsheet. David Hambling, Popular Mechanics, "The Science of Russia's New Silent Sniper Rifle," 29 Aug. 2018 In the footage, Monroe, following a love scene with costar Clark Gable, drops a bedsheet and reveals her totally naked body. Marie Claire, "A Long-Lost Marilyn Monroe Naked Scene Was Found," 13 Aug. 2018 Once in the Rare Books Library, Lipka and Borsuk stuffed manuscripts into their backpacks and onto bedsheets., "American Animals," 20 June 2018 The president made good Tuesday on his threat to hit an added $200 billion in Chinese products with 10 percent tariffs, including clothing, televisions, bedsheets and air conditioners. Danielle Paquette, Washington Post, "China tells the U.S. to stop hurting itself in the trade war," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of bedsheet

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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