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[shawrt-sheet] /ˈʃɔrtˌʃit/
verb (used with object)
to fold and tuck in the top sheet of (a bed) so that it simulates both the top and bottom sheets: when the victim of this joke enters the bed, his or her legs are obstructed by the fold.
to short-sheet the bed of (someone).
Compare apple-pie bed. Unabridged
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To play a nasty trick; maltreat: headed for big things until the Reagan crowd short-sheeted you/ England's favorite recreational activity, short-sheeting the royals

[fr a student and barracks practical joke in which a bedsheet is folded in half and made to appear as an upper and lower sheet, so when the victim gets into bed the stretching legs and toes are painfully arrested]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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