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 cost of a 4 x 8-foot piece of wood sheeting has gone from $8 to more than $30. Jim Spencer, Star Tribune, "Tariffs create mixed bag for U.S. farmers, builders," 9 Oct. 2020 The sheeting must be protected with a wood board for eight inches above the surrounding grade, and at least four inches below. Reuben Saltzman, Star Tribune, "Inspecting Permanent Wood Foundations," 1 Oct. 2020 Before passing through the clear sheeting, Crespo rattled the scaffolding, checking its stability. Sofia Quaglia, Wired, "Asbestos Removal Is a Hard Job, but Covid-19 Makes It Harder," 12 Sep. 2020 The origami frame has gone from cardboard to scale to the final ABS steel sheeting. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "This Guy Built a Badass Cyberquad ATV Because He Was Tired of Waiting for Tesla's," 11 Sep. 2020 The cafeteria has been cordoned off with plastic sheeting to keep groups at a limit of 25, as well. Andrew Canulette | Staff Writer,, "School administrators ready for a 'new normal' in the new school year," 9 Sep. 2020 So far, the only property damage the weather service has heard of was a plastic sheeting roof torn off of a greenhouse, Jensen said. oregonlive, "Wind, smoke, power outages and fire risk mark a turbulent Labor Day in Portland metro," 8 Sep. 2020 Step 7: If possible, to trap in heat and block wind, consider covering the front of the shelter with clear plastic sheeting when the fire is going outside of it. Jim Baird, Field & Stream, "How to Build Warm Survival Shelters," 7 Sep. 2020 The migrants were given blankets by the 21-member crew and have been sleeping on makeshift beds in the stern, where plastic sheeting has been set up to create a section for them. Frances D'emilio And Maria Grazia Murru, Star Tribune, "A month after migrant rescue, tanker off Malta awaits port," 4 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of sheeting

1711, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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17 Oct 2020

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“Sheeting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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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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