sheet·​ing | \ ˈshē-tiŋ How to pronounce sheeting (audio) \

Definition of sheeting

1 : material in the form of sheets or suitable for forming into sheets: such as
a : a sturdy plain-woven cloth usually of cotton used especially for bedsheets
b : material (such as a plastic) in the form of a continuous film
2 : a lining (such as wood or steel) used to support an embankment or the walls of an excavation

Examples of sheeting in a Sentence

We covered the wall with clear plastic sheeting.

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All morning, police investigators and crime scene technicians, some of them dressed in protective clothing and carrying plastic sheeting, went in and out of the heavily gated apartment complex, a ring of nine-story buildings around a courtyard. Benjamin Mueller, Sean Piccoli And Ashley Southall, New York Times, "In Brooklyn Apartment, Four Shot Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide," 14 Mar. 2018 But glass is heavy, fragile and expensive, so most DIY greenhouses are glazed with polycarbonate, acrylic, fiberglass, or polyethylene sheeting. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How to Build a Greenhouse," 28 Jan. 2019 But as the sun rose, a chorus of coughs arose from the shapeless forms wrapped in blankets and bits of plastic sheeting. Mark Stevenson, The Seattle Times, "Weary migrants still far reaching US border," 23 Oct. 2018 Hazera Begum helped her husband on a recent day to reinforce their home, in the steep hills of the Balukhali camp, with more bamboo and plastic sheeting. Washington Post, "Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh camps await new danger: rain," 2 May 2018 Finally cover the floor with canvas or plastic drop cloths, and drape the walls in lightweight plastic sheeting. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How to Remove a Popcorn Ceiling," 25 Jan. 2019 Leakage of 50% peroxide onto supporting pallets under polythene sheeting led to spontaneous ignition and a fierce fire. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The True Story of the Russian Kursk Submarine Disaster," 28 Sep. 2018 In a sports stadium, flimsy tents and shelters made of blankets and plastic sheeting fill an old baseball field. Alicia A. Caldwell, WSJ, "Tensions at U.S.-Mexico Border Revive Fears From Decades Past," 2 Dec. 2018 The leather and woodwork is combined with bronze sheeting in a way that clearly resembles the leg armor of Roman soldiers. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "The Man With a Knife for an Arm," 14 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of sheeting

1711, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of sheeting

: material (such as plastic) in the form of thin layers used to cover or protect something
: cloth that is used to make sheets for a bed

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