- a removable sacklike covering, usually of cotton, drawn over a pillow.
Origin of pillowcase
Also called pil·low·slip [pil-oh-slip] /ˈpɪl oʊˌslɪp/.
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Examples from the Web for pillowcase
Only once did he stray far enough to buy his mother a pillowcase with “Winnipeg” on it.Gordie Howe Hockey’s Greatest War Horse
May 31, 2014
"If I had known this, we might have brought along a pillowcase for the nuts," said Fred.The Rover Boys at Colby Hall
Arthur M. Winfield
Out of a pillowcase folded hard he made a gag and tied it into the mouth of the man.Way of the Lawless
The bricks were concealed beneath her bed, and the loose rubbish put into the pillowcase.Norfolk Annals
The pillowcase flapped aloud, ever more sternly, warningly, portentously.Yekl
If the insertion is used for anything but a pillowcase, omit the lower border on which the button-holes are made.Beeton's Book of Needlework
- a removable washable cover of cotton, linen, nylon, etc, for a pillow
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