sheet·​ing ˈshē-tiŋ How to pronounce sheeting (audio)
: material in the form of sheets or suitable for forming into sheets: such as
: a sturdy plain-woven cloth usually of cotton used especially for bedsheets
: material (such as a plastic) in the form of a continuous film
: 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 1779, the Royal Navy sheathed its entire fleet with copper and, two years later, three quarters of British slave-ships had their hulls wrapped in copper sheeting. Corinne Fowler / Made By History, TIME, 17 June 2024 For the next three hours, as an ornery donkey screeches in the valley below, seven pairs of muddy boots trek back and forth across the field, stretching black plastic sheeting, fiddling with irrigation lines and tucking tomato seedlings into the ground. Ashley Stimpson, Washington Post, 15 June 2024 Investigators believe Carter obtained plastic sheeting − typically used in construction and landscaping − and used the material to dispose of Markham's corpse, the search warrant states. Quinlan Bentley, The Enquirer, 7 June 2024 In the hours after Mason first went missing, investigators said Watson was seen on security cameras driving her car at 3 a.m. to the Waterbury recycling center and then at a Walmart buying lighter fluid, two rolls of plastic sheeting and a Minnie Mouse towel, according to Courant archives. Justin Muszynski, Hartford Courant, 22 Jan. 2024 See all Example Sentences for sheeting 

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Word History

First Known Use

1711, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of sheeting was in 1711

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“Sheeting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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sheet·​ing ˈshēt-iŋ How to pronounce sheeting (audio)
: material in the form of sheets or suitable for forming into sheets
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