Four-poster
Four-poster Four"-post`er, n. A large bedstead with tall posts at the corners to support a canopy or curtains. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

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  • four-poster — UK / US or four poster bed UK / US noun [countable] Word forms four poster : singular four poster plural four posters an old fashioned bed with four tall posts at the corners, which sometimes has a cover over the top and curtains around the sides …   English dictionary

  • four-poster — (also four poster bed) ► NOUN ▪ a canopied bed with a post at each corner …   English terms dictionary

  • four-poster — or ,four post|er bed noun count an old fashioned bed with four tall posts at the corners, which were originally used for supporting a cover over the top and curtains around the sides …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • four-poster — [fôr′pōs′tər] n. a bedstead with tall corner posts that sometimes support a canopy or curtains * * * four post·er (fôrʹpōʹstər, fōrʹ ) n. A bed having tall corner posts originally intended to support curtains or a canopy. * * * …   Universalium

  • four-poster — [fôr′pōs′tər] n. a bedstead with tall corner posts that sometimes support a canopy or curtains …   English World dictionary

  • Four-poster — Archaeologists refer to two different structures as a four poster . The first is a type of stone setting found uniquely within the British Isles. They date from the Bronze Age and, as the name suggests, usually consist of four stones. Late Bronze …   Wikipedia

  • four-poster — noun a bed with posts at the four corners that can be used to support a canopy or curtains • Hypernyms: ↑bed • Part Meronyms: ↑leg * * * ˌfour poster ˈbed [four poster bed] ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • four-poster — /fɔ ˈpoʊstə/ (say faw pohstuh) noun a bed with four posts supporting a canopy over the bed, sometimes with curtains. Also, four post bed, four poster bed …   Australian English dictionary

  • four-poster — 1. adjective Having four vertical columns, one in each corner, that support a tester, so that curtains can be hung to exclude draughts from the sleeper. 2 …   Wiktionary

  • four-poster — also four poster bed noun (C) a bed with four tall posts at the corners, a cover fixed at the top of the posts, and curtains around the sides …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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