Meaning of “bedstead” in the English Dictionary

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bedsteadnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbed.sted/ us /ˈbed.sted/

Examples from literature

  • Piece by piece her furniture was sold to supply their wants, until nothing was left in the room but a solitary bedstead. 
  • The poor woman told him that she had been forced to sell her bedstead the year before to buy food. 
  • There being no bedstead she had flung down some rugs and made a little nest for herself in the very cramped quarters the closet afforded. 
  • There were no bedsteads, and but few blankets. 
  • We had two rooms with a bedstead and sofa, besides lots of chairs, mirrors, tables, and flower pots. 

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

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