sheeting

noun
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

If there is an open fireplace, vent, pet door or similar opening in the house, close it off with plastic sheeting and strong tape. Kelli Bender, PEOPLE.com, "As Hurricane Dorian Approaches the U.S., Here's What You Need to Know to Keep Your Pet Safe," 28 Aug. 2019 Police erected concrete barricades and shop owners covered store windows with metal sheeting or plywood as if a hurricane were coming. Michael Weissenstein, USA TODAY, "Thousands of Puerto Ricans march in in San Juan, demanding Gov. Ricardo Rosselló resign," 18 July 2019 Lengths of plastic sheeting and nets now shelter parts of the cathedral from rain, dust and in June a severe heat wave that accelerated the damage to the stonework. Vivienne Walt / Paris, Time, "Inside the Fight Over How Notre Dame Should Rise From the Ashes," 25 July 2019 If there is an open fireplace, vent, pet door or similar opening in the house, close it off with plastic sheeting and strong tape. Kelli Bender, PEOPLE.com, "120 Rescue Pets Evacuated By Plane from Animal Shelters in Tropical Storm Barry's Path," 15 July 2019 Before leaving, many had covered windows and doors with plastic sheeting in a bid to prevent dust from infiltrating their homes. Fox News, "Ruins of bridge in Italy demolished nearly a year after deadly collapse," 28 June 2019 The farm consists of a pair of greenhouses — a geodesic dome and a hangar-like tunnel — draped in plastic sheeting. Markian Hawryluk, CNN, "In one of the country's 'healthiest' states, obesity plagues black and Hispanic people," 3 Aug. 2019 Police erected concrete barricades and shop owners covered store windows with metal sheeting or plywood as if a hurricane were coming. Michael Weissenstein, BostonGlobe.com, "Fed-up Puerto Ricans march demanding governor resign," 18 July 2019 Police erected concrete barricades and shop owners covered store windows with metal sheeting or plywood as if a hurricane were coming. Michael Weissenstein, USA TODAY, "Thousands of Puerto Ricans march in in San Juan, demanding Gov. Ricardo Rosselló resign," 18 July 2019

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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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sheeting

noun

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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