Meaning of “bedpost” in the English Dictionary


"bedpost" in English

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bedpostnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbed.pəʊst/ us /ˈbed.poʊst/

Examples from literature

  • As he spoke, he took from his coat pocket on the bedpost an envelope containing his commission and other papers. 
  • I dream about it nights and wake up with my arms around the bedpost. 
  • My head struck the bedposts, and other furniture. 
  • The old lady made one end of the silk thread fast to Tom's tooth with a loop and tied the other to the bedpost. 
  • The twisted columns used in chairs, bedposts, etc., were borrowed from Italy and were very popular. 

(Definition of “bedpost” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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