Definition of news-sheet in US English:



  • A simple form of newspaper; a newsletter.

    • ‘Another group also emerged around a news-sheet Off the Record.’
    • ‘When Jonson wanted to attack individuals (Inigo Jones, Marston and Dekker, etc.) or social practices (the sensationalism of news-sheets, Puritan antitheatricalism, etc.), he generally left no doubt about what he was doing.’
    • ‘They published their own tabloid news-sheets.’
    • ‘‘Mr Dell preached in the forenoon and Mr Sedgwick in the afternoon,’ said a parliamentarian news-sheet of the siege of Oxford in 1645.’
    • ‘Its original aim was to produce monthly, from the innumerable daily and weekly news-sheets and journals, interesting news, essays, anecdotes, and information.’
    • ‘In his news-sheet and in his persona as Père Duchesne, Hébert called for the ‘wolf-cub’ to be killed, and for the former Dauphin and his sister to be stranded on a desert island.’
    • ‘These are weekly news-sheets which provide information on developments in the market and in particular on the commercial practices of large-scale firms and their suppliers.’
    • ‘He checked the masthead of the news-sheet and saw that it had been published in Anasty.’
    • ‘Hospital bosses contacted police after the news-sheet, which names numerous doctors and health executives, was distributed around the borough by hand last week.’
    • ‘‘Bilge’ is the description given by the ‘Clayton Clarion’ - a duplicated news-sheet of the Clayton Council Tenants Association - to the proposed rent increases for Council houses in Bradford and other places.’
    • ‘And talking of Mr Brown, I read in one of our less-well-informed news-sheets that the good doctor is now an avid supporter of the Chancellor's bid to become Prime Minister.’
    • ‘But she showed him a news-sheet - just a slip of what looked like homemade paper.’
    • ‘A distinguished predecessor was Claud Cockburn, who published the news-sheet The Week in the 1930s: which was considered by embassies and mandarins as the most accurate insight into the machinations of the British Empire, as it then was.’
    • ‘Educated Poles knew that France was their country's traditional friend, many read and spoke French, and they felt involved in a common struggle against despotism when they read the French news which flooded the Warsaw news-sheets.’
    • ‘The authorities, republican or royalist, mistrusted news-sheets and in 1663 Sir Roger l' Estrange was given wide licensing powers as surveyor of the press.’
    • ‘He accepts that an article attributed to him did appear in a UDA pamphlet but says that it was culled from an article he wrote for a mainstream news-sheet.’
    • ‘Before founding Metical in 1998, he was the editor of another independent fax news-sheet, Mediafax.’
    • ‘The roads were thronged with petty chapmen, with their news-sheets, tracts, almanacs, cautionary tales, pamphlets full of homespun wisdom; pedlars with trinkets of all sorts; and travelling entertainers.’
    • ‘I have received several calls this week seeking clarification over points raised in the latest issue of the York Amalgamation news-sheet.’
    • ‘The Village Voice began 10 years ago, with the idea of being a 12 page news-sheet.’
    newspaper, paper, tabloid, broadsheet, journal, periodical, weekly, organ, newsletter, bulletin
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