Search Result for "pillow sham":
Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. bed linen consisting of a decorative cover for a pillow;

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sham \Sham\ (sh[a^]m), n. [Originally the same word as shame, hence, a disgrace, a trick. See Shame, n.] 1. That which deceives expectation; any trick, fraud, or device that deludes and disappoints; a make-believe; delusion; imposture; humbug. "A mere sham." --Bp. Stillingfleet. [1913 Webster] Believe who will the solemn sham, not I. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. A false front, or removable ornamental covering. [1913 Webster] Pillow sham, a covering to be laid on a pillow. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pillow \Pil"low\, n. [OE. pilwe, AS. pyle, fr. L. pilvinus.] 1. Anything used to support the head of a person when reposing; especially, a sack or case filled with feathers, down, hair, or other soft material. [1913 Webster] [Resty sloth] finds the down pillow hard. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mach.) A piece of metal or wood, forming a support to equalize pressure; a brass; a pillow block. [R.] [1913 Webster] 3. (Naut.) A block under the inner end of a bowsprit. [1913 Webster] 4. A kind of plain, coarse fustian. [1913 Webster] Lace pillow, a cushion used in making hand-wrought lace. Pillow bier [OE. pilwebere; cf. LG. b["u]re a pillowcase], a pillowcase; pillow slip. [Obs.] --Chaucer. Pillow block (Mach.), a block, or standard, for supporting a journal, as of a shaft. It is usually bolted to the frame or foundation of a machine, and is often furnished with journal boxes, and a movable cover, or cap, for tightening the bearings by means of bolts; -- called also pillar block, or plumber block. Pillow lace, handmade lace wrought with bobbins upon a lace pillow. Pillow of a plow, a crosspiece of wood which serves to raise or lower the beam. Pillow sham, an ornamental covering laid over a pillow when not in use. Pillow slip, a pillowcase. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

pillow sham n 1: bed linen consisting of a decorative cover for a pillow