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noun [countable]     sheet pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    a large piece of thin cloth that you put on your bed and use for lying on or covering your body when you sleep
    change the sheets (=put clean sheets on a bed):

    I think the maid is waiting to change the sheets.

  2. 2
    a thin flat piece of paper, metal, plastic, glass, etc.

    The answers are printed on a separate sheet.

    sheet of:

    Dad bought a sheet of glass and fixed the window himself.

    sheet of:

    We took the sheets of metal and welded them together.

  3. 3
    a wide flat area of something such as water or ice

    The lake was covered with a sheet of ice.

  4. 4
    a sheet of rain or fire looks like a wide moving wall

    Sheets of rain blew in off the bay.

  5. 5
    on a sailboat, the rope that is used for controlling the sail
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