sheet·​ing | \ˈshē-tiŋ \

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

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 Make sure any open areas like fireplaces, vents, or pet doors are closed off with plastic sheeting and tape, and that your pet emergency kit is in the room in advance. Megan Friedman, Country Living, "How to Protect Your Pet During Hurricane Florence," 11 Sep. 2018 Almost all the blue roof sheeting was dispatched, along with 90 percent of the water and the majority of the emergency meals. Arelis R. Hernandez And Joel Achenbach,, "Failure of imagination hindered federal response to hurricanes that devastated Puerto Rico," 14 July 2018 There is the tower, a charred ruin recently covered in white sheeting with a banner on the top floors featuring a green Grenfell heart. Karla Adam, Washington Post, "Remembering Grenfell, iconic landmarks glow green as Queen and Meghan join tributes," 14 June 2018 There is the tower, a charred ruin recently covered in white sheeting with a banner on the top floors featuring a green Grenfell heart. Karla Adam,, "Remembering the Grenfell fire, iconic landmarks glow green," 14 June 2018 The little colony of vagabonds lovingly constructed the huts' plywood overlaid with plastic sheeting to hold back the rain. Scott Harrison,, "From the Archives: A few weeks in paradise for 1984 urban nomads," 23 May 2018 The company was required to cover the piles in plastic sheeting and to install a fence to prevent wind from dispersing the materials in the air. Katrease Stafford, Detroit Free Press, "Text messages reveal illegal dumping by Detroit demo contractor," 26 June 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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