Apple-pie bed
Apple pie Ap"ple pie` A pie made of apples (usually sliced or stewed) with spice and sugar. [1913 Webster]

{Apple-pie bed}, a bed in which, as a joke, the sheets are so doubled (like the cover of an apple turnover) as to prevent any one from getting at his length between them. --Halliwell --Conybeare.

{Apple-pie order}, perfect order or arrangement. [Colloq.] --Halliwell. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • apple-pie bed — noun : a bed in which as a joke the sheets are doubled like the cover of an apple turnover to prevent anyone from stretching at full length between them * * * a bed that has been short sheeted as a joke. Also called pie bed. [1770 80] * * * apple …   Useful english dictionary

  • apple pie bed — bed that as a joke the sheets are doubled folded (like the cover of an apple pie) so that a person cannot get his legs down …   English contemporary dictionary

  • apple-pie bed — a bed that has been short sheeted as a joke. Also called pie bed. [1770 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • apple-pie bed — /æpəl paɪ ˈbɛd/ (say apuhl puy bed) noun a bed shortsheeted, or in any way made uncomfortable as a joke. {? French nappe pliée, folded linen } …   Australian English dictionary

  • apple-pie bed — noun A shortsheeted bed in which a sheet is folded back on itself halfway down as a practical joke so that the victim cannot get into it …   Wiktionary

  • apple-pie bed — noun a bed which, as a practical joke, has been made with a sheet folded so that the legs cannot be stretched out …   English new terms dictionary

  • apple pie bed — noun (C) BrE a trick you do to someone s bed in which you fold the sheets in a particular way so that they cannot get into it …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • apple-pie bed — see PLY …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • apple-pie bed — see PLY …   Word origins

  • Apple pie — Ap ple pie A pie made of apples (usually sliced or stewed) with spice and sugar. [1913 Webster] {Apple pie bed}, a bed in which, as a joke, the sheets are so doubled (like the cover of an apple turnover) as to prevent any one from getting at his… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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