<noun>

In general, a large, broad piece of anything thin, as paper, cloth, etc.; a broad, thin portion of any substance; an expanded superficies. Specifically: A broad piece of cloth, usually linen or cotton, used for wrapping the body or for a covering; especially, one used as an article of bedding next to the body.

A broad piece of paper, whether folded or unfolded, whether blank or written or printed upon; hence, a letter; a newspaper, etc.

A single signature of a book or a pamphlet.

A broad expanse of water, or the like. 'The two beautiful sheets of water.'

A sail.

<nautical> A rope or chain which regulates the angle of adjustment of a sail in relation in relation to the wind; usually attached to the lower corner of a sail, or to a yard or a boom.

The space in the forward or the after part of a boat where there are no rowers; as, fore sheets; stern sheets.

(05 Feb 2009)

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A broad, thinly expanded portion of metal or other substance; as, a sheet of copper, of glass, or the like; a plate; a leaf.

<geology> An extensive bed of an eruptive rock intruded between, or overlying, other strata.

(01 Mar 1998)

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