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.
Recent Examples on the Web The plaque is made from metal sheeting recovered from the Maine. cleveland, 28 Aug. 2021 Manufacturers produce steel and composite products that can look like wood, and concrete panel sheeting, installed instead of plywood, can be concealed in walls. oregonlive, 31 Aug. 2021 Polling places will be free of the plastic sheeting and dividers. cleveland, 29 June 2021 At one restaurant recently visited by Kim-Farley, an outdoor dining area was surrounded on three sides by plastic sheeting, with the fourth side bordering the exterior of the restaurant. Los Angeles Times, 25 Nov. 2020 The mural contains traditional materials such as oil paint and mosaic tiles as well as nontraditional media like aluminum sheeting and sand gathered from around Arizona. Melissa Yeager, The Arizona Republic, 27 May 2021 The tarps and overhead metal sheeting were placed to keep debris from falling into the water below, according to an April 27 Enquirer article. Chris Mayhew, The Enquirer, 15 July 2021 The armory is an A-framed tent of plastic sheeting and tree trunks. Sam Kiley, CNN, 7 July 2021 Plastic sheeting separates the various stations in the makerspace and there is Plexiglas separating librarians from people at the checkout area. Steve Sadin,, 6 July 2021

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First Known Use of sheeting

1711, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of sheeting was in 1711

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24 Sep 2021

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“Sheeting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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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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