Sofa bed
Sofa So"fa, n.; pl. {Sofas}. [Ar. soffah, from saffa to dispose in order: cf. F. sofa, It. sof[`a].] A long seat, usually with a cushioned bottom, back, and ends; -- much used as a comfortable piece of furniture. [1913 Webster]

Let fall the curtains, wheel the sofa round. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

{Sofa bed}, a sofa so contrived that it may be extended to form a bed; -- called also {sofa bedstead}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • sofa bed — /ˈsoʊfə bɛd/ (say sohfuh bed) noun a couch or sofa with a foldaway mattress base, that allows for it to be turned into a bed …   Australian English dictionary

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