Definition of hospital corners in English:

hospital corners

Syllabification: hos·pi·tal cor·ners


  • Overlapping folds used to tuck sheets neatly and securely under the mattress at the corners, in a manner typically used by nurses.
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    • And, worst case, it can't hurt to learn how to fold proper hospital corners on a mattress with flat sheets.
    • ‘It's like an apartment,’ said Lori, pulling tight hospital corners into her sheets.
    • I like crawling naked into my own clean sheeted, perfectly made bed (I do hospital corners as well as smut) and having a nap still smelling like men's cologne.

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