hospital corner

plural hospital corners

Definition of hospital corner

: a neatly folded corner on a bed formed when the corner of a sheet or bedspread is tucked under the mattress The boys wore knickers to school, and, starting at age five, made their own beds, with hospital corners.— Dale Russakoff The couple were gone, but the bed was made with hospital corners and a thin brown blanket.— Sam Lipsyte

First Known Use of hospital corner

1907, in the meaning defined above

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“Hospital corner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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