sheeting

[ shee-ting ]
/ ˈʃi tɪŋ /

noun

the act of covering with or forming into a sheet or sheets.
wide muslin, chiefly for sheets.
Engineering, Building Trades. a quantity of sheet piles.

Origin of sheeting

First recorded in 1705–15; sheet1 + -ing1

Related forms

un·sheet·ing, adjective

Definition for sheeting (2 of 3)

sheet

1
[ sheet ]
/ ʃit /

noun

verb (used with object)

Origin of sheet

1
before 900; Middle English shete, Old English scēte (north), scīete, derivative of scēat corner, lap, sheet, region; cognate with Dutch schoot, German Schoss, Old Norse skaut

Related forms

sheet·less, adjectivesheet·like, adjective

Definition for sheeting (3 of 3)

sheet

2
[ sheet ]
/ ʃit /

noun

Nautical.
  1. a rope or chain for extending the clews of a square sail along a yard.
  2. a rope for trimming a fore-and-aft sail.
  3. a rope or chain for extending the lee clew of a course.

verb (used with object)

Nautical. to trim, extend, or secure by means of a sheet or sheets.

Origin of sheet

2
1300–50; Middle English shete, shortening of Old English scēatlīne, equivalent to scēat(a) lower corner of a sail (see sheet1) + līne line1, rope; cognate with Low German schote
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British Dictionary definitions for sheeting (1 of 3)

sheeting

/ (ˈʃiːtɪŋ) /

noun

fabric from which sheets are made

British Dictionary definitions for sheeting (2 of 3)

sheet

1
/ (ʃiːt) /

noun

verb

(tr) to provide with, cover, or wrap in a sheet
(intr) (of rain, snow, etc) to fall heavily

Word Origin for sheet

Old English sciete; related to sceat corner, lap, Old Norse skaut, Old High German scōz lap

British Dictionary definitions for sheeting (3 of 3)

sheet

2
/ (ʃiːt) /

noun

nautical a line or rope for controlling the position of a sail relative to the wind

Word Origin for sheet

Old English scēata corner of a sail; related to Middle Low German schōte rope attached to a sail; see sheet 1
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Idioms and Phrases with sheeting

sheet


see three sheets to the wind; white as a sheet.

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