pillow sham

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noun

an ornamental cover laid over a bed pillow.

Nearby words

  1. pillow,
  2. pillow block,
  3. pillow fight,
  4. pillow lace,
  5. pillow lava,
  6. pillow splint,
  7. pillow sword,
  8. pillow talk,
  9. pillowcase,
  10. pillowy

Origin of pillow sham

First recorded in 1870–75

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Examples from the Web for pillow sham

  • She gasped a little, sat down on the floor, and began mopping up the stream of warm blood with a pillow-sham.

  • As here represented it will be easy to copy either for a pillow-sham or for any article of decoration or personal use desired.

    The Art of Modern Lace Making|The Butterick Publishing Co.
  • This design is for the corner of a scarf, spread, tidy or pillow-sham and is very popular, as it is effective though simply made.

    The Art of Modern Lace Making|The Butterick Publishing Co.
  • This tidy, enlarged, forms an elegant design for a pillow-sham.

    The Art of Modern Lace Making|The Butterick Publishing Co.


British Dictionary definitions for pillow sham

pillow sham

noun

mainly US a decorative cover for a bed pillow
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