bed·​sheet ˈbed-ˌshēt How to pronounce bedsheet (audio)
: an oblong piece of usually cotton or linen cloth used as an article of bedding

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Train setups range from a simple loop of track on a snowy white bedsheet to handcrafted villages with painstakingly detailed churches, railroad stations, water towers and other features. George Petras, USA Today, 21 Dec. 2022 His mother, Lori Smith, waded to a shelter through knee-high water, the baby tied to a neighbor’s back in a bedsheet. Reginald Dwayne Betts, New York Times, 14 Dec. 2022 A month later, he was found hanging by a bedsheet inside his cell, dead by suicide. Elaine Aradillas, Peoplemag, 21 Dec. 2022 Alongside the Pumpkin Head Photo Shoot Challenge, TikTokers have been doing ghost photo shoots since September 2020; the trend involves donning a bedsheet and taking melancholic pictures. WIRED, 27 Oct. 2022 Take a plain white bedsheet, an old tablecloth, or even an oversized T-Shirt depending on how big your dog is, and place it over Fido. Irene Richardson, Country Living, 20 Oct. 2022 The report contained critical evidence: Ennis' DNA was identified in semen found on Lori's bedsheet, and in blood on the interior of the front door. CBS News, 24 Sep. 2022 So did blood on the interior of the front door to Lori's trailer, and semen on her bedsheet. Murray Weiss, CBS News, 23 Sep. 2022 The first features the title of the book against a bright blue sky littered with clouds while a taut white bedsheet stands in the grass below. Glenn Rowley, Billboard, 19 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bedsheet was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Bedsheet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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bed·​sheet -ˌshēt How to pronounce bedsheet (audio)
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