hospital corner


noun

a fold on a bed sheet or blanket made by tucking the foot or head of the sheet straight under the mattress with the ends protruding and then making a diagonal fold at the side corner of the sheet and tucking this under to produce a triangular corner.

Nearby words

  1. hosp.,
  2. hospice,
  3. hospitable,
  4. hospital,
  5. hospital bed,
  6. hospital formulary,
  7. hospital gangrene,
  8. hospital light,
  9. hospital pass,
  10. hospital record

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British Dictionary definitions for hospital corners

hospital corner

noun

a corner of a made-up bed in which the bedclothes have been neatly and securely folded, esp as in hospitals
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