short-sheet


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Related to short-sheet: Making the bed

short-sheet

(shôrt′shēt′)
tr.v. short-sheet·ed, short-sheet·ing, short-sheets
1. To make (a bed) by doubling back a single sheet so that the bed looks properly made but will not allow a person to lie at full length in it.
2. To short-sheet the bed of (a person) as a way of playing a trick.
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