Definition of winding sheet noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


winding sheet

BrE BrE//ˈwaɪndɪŋ ʃiːt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwaɪndɪŋ ʃiːt//
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(especially in the past) a piece of cloth that a dead person’s body was wrapped in before it was buried synonym shroud See related entries: Death
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: winding sheet