Tent bed
Tent Tent, n. [OE. tente, F. tente, LL. tenta, fr. L. tendere, tentum, to stretch. See {Tend} to move, and cf. {Tent} a roll of lint.] 1. A pavilion or portable lodge consisting of skins, canvas, or some strong cloth, stretched and sustained by poles, -- used for sheltering persons from the weather, especially soldiers in camp. [1913 Webster]

Within his tent, large as is a barn. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

2. (Her.) The representation of a tent used as a bearing. [1913 Webster]

{Tent bed}, a high-post bedstead curtained with a tentlike canopy.

{Tent caterpillar} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of gregarious caterpillars which construct on trees large silken webs into which they retreat when at rest. Some of the species are very destructive to fruit trees. The most common American species is the larva of a bombycid moth ({Clisiocampa Americana}). Called also {lackery caterpillar}, and {webworm}. [1913 Webster]


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  • tent bed — noun Etymology: tent (I) : field bed * * * a field bed having a canopy in the form of a tent. [1745 55] * * * tent bed noun A camp bed, a bed with a canopy hanging from a central point • • • Main Entry: ↑tent …   Useful english dictionary

  • tent bed — a field bed having a canopy in the form of a tent. [1745 55] * * * …   Universalium

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  • Tent — Tent, n. [OE. tente, F. tente, LL. tenta, fr. L. tendere, tentum, to stretch. See {Tend} to move, and cf. {Tent} a roll of lint.] 1. A pavilion or portable lodge consisting of skins, canvas, or some strong cloth, stretched and sustained by poles …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tent caterpillar — Tent Tent, n. [OE. tente, F. tente, LL. tenta, fr. L. tendere, tentum, to stretch. See {Tend} to move, and cf. {Tent} a roll of lint.] 1. A pavilion or portable lodge consisting of skins, canvas, or some strong cloth, stretched and sustained by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tent — 1. n. & v. n. 1 a portable shelter or dwelling of canvas, cloth, etc., supported by a pole or poles and stretched by cords attached to pegs driven into the ground. 2 Med. a tentlike enclosure for control of the air supply to a patient. v. 1 tr.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tent — 1. Canopy used in various types of inhalation therapy to control humidity and concentration of oxygen in inspired air. 2. Cylinder of some material, usually absorbent, introduced into a canal or sinus to maintain its …   Medical dictionary

  • Tent, oxygen — A tent like device used to deliver high levels of oxygen to a patient in a bed. The tent typically covers the whole bed of an infant and the head and upper body of an older child or adult. The oxygen is pumped in from a tank. Oxygen is a… …   Medical dictionary

  • tent — n. 1) an enclosure of material (usually transparent plastic) around a patient in bed, into which a gas or vapour can be passed as part of treatment. An oxygen tent is relatively inefficient as a means of administering oxygen; a face mask or… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Oxygen tent — A tent like device used to deliver high levels of oxygen to a patient in a bed. The tent typically covers the whole bed of an infant and the head and upper body of an older child or adult. The oxygen is pumped in from a tank. Oxygen is a… …   Medical dictionary

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