Settle bed
Settle Set"tle, n. [OE. setel, setil, a seat, AS. setl: akin to OHG. sezzal, G. sessel, Goth. sitls, and E. sit. [root]154. See {Sit}.] 1. A seat of any kind. [Obs.] ``Upon the settle of his majesty'' --Hampole. [1913 Webster]

2. A bench; especially, a bench with a high back. [1913 Webster]

3. A place made lower than the rest; a wide step or platform lower than some other part. [1913 Webster]

And from the bottom upon the ground, even to the lower settle, shall be two cubits, and the breadth one cubit. --Ezek. xliii. 14. [1913 Webster]

{Settle bed}, a bed convertible into a seat. [Eng.] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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