Sheet Sheet, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sheeted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sheeting}.] 1. To furnish with a sheet or sheets; to wrap in, or cover with, a sheet, or as with a sheet. ``The sheeted dead.'' ``When snow the pasture sheets.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To expand, as a sheet. [1913 Webster]

The star shot flew from the welkin blue, As it fell from the sheeted sky. --J. R. Drake. [1913 Webster]

{To sheet home} (Naut.), to haul upon a sheet until the sail is as flat, and the clew as near the wind, as possible. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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