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noun [countable] sheet pronunciation in American English /ʃit/
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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.



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