winding-sheet
noun Date: 15th century a sheet in which a corpse is wrapped

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  • Winding sheet — Winding Wind ing, n. 1. A turn or turning; a bend; a curve; flexure; meander; as, the windings of a road or stream. [1913 Webster] To nurse the saplings tall, and curl the grove With ringlets quaint, and wanton windings wove. Milton. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • winding sheet — [ˈwaındıŋ ʃi:t] n a cloth that is wrapped around a dead person s body before it is buried, used especially in the past = ↑shroud …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • winding sheet — winding ,sheet noun count a piece of cloth that a dead person is wrapped in before they are buried: SHROUD …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • winding sheet — ► NOUN ▪ a shroud …   English terms dictionary

  • winding sheet — n. a cloth in which the body of a dead person is wrapped for burial; shroud …   English World dictionary

  • winding sheet — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms winding sheet : singular winding sheet plural winding sheets a piece of cloth that a dead person is wrapped in before they are buried …   English dictionary

  • winding sheet — 1. shroud (def. 1). 2. a mass of tallow or wax that has run down and hardened on the side of a candle, sometimes considered an omen of misfortune. [1375 1425; late ME] * * * winding sheet f37 [winding sheet] [ˈwaɪndɪŋ ʃiːt] [ˈwaɪndɪŋ ʃiːt] noun… …   Useful english dictionary

  • winding-sheet — wind·ing sheet (wīnʹdĭng shēt ) n. A sheet for wrapping a corpse; a shroud. * * * …   Universalium

  • winding sheet — /ˈwaɪndɪŋ ʃit / (say wuynding sheet) noun 1. a sheet in which a corpse is wrapped for burial. 2. a mass of tallow or wax that has run down and hardened on the side of a candle …   Australian English dictionary

  • winding sheet — noun A burial shroud. Syn: winding cloth …   Wiktionary

  • winding-sheet — noun burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped • Syn: ↑pall, ↑shroud, ↑cerement, ↑winding clothes • Derivationally related forms: ↑shroud (for: ↑shroud), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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