Murphy bed

Murphy bed
noun Etymology: William L. Murphy died 1959 American inventor Date: 1925 a bed that may be folded or swung into a closet

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  • Murphy bed — ☆ Murphy bed [mʉr′fē ] n. [after W. L. Murphy, its U.S. inventor ( c. 1900)] a bed that swings up or folds into a closet or cabinet when not in use …   English World dictionary

  • Murphy bed — A Murphy Bed (a North American term only), also called a wall bed, pull down bed or fold down bed is a bed that is hinged at one end to store vertically against the wall, or inside a closet or cabinet. To achieve this, the mattress is attached to …   Wikipedia

  • Murphy bed — noun a bed that can be folded or swung into a cabinet when not being used • Hypernyms: ↑bed * * * noun Usage: usually capitalized M Etymology: after William L. Murphy, 20th century American inventor : a bed that may be folded or swung into a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Murphy Bed —    A bed that can be raised and folded into a wall is called a Murphy bed, after its inventor. This once common folding bed provided more usable daytime living space, and allowed a living room to double as a bedroom. The added space that this bed …   Dictionary of eponyms

  • Murphy bed — bed that folds up into the wall (some hotels have these type of beds) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Murphy bed — A wall bed; a folding bed. Murphy Wall Bed Co. v Levin, 57 Ont LR 105, 14 BRC 395, [1925] 3 DLR 107 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Murphy bed — Mur′phy bed [[t]ˈmɜr fi[/t]] n. fur a bed built so that it can be folded or swung into a closet • Etymology: 1920–25; after William L. Murphy (1876–1959), U.S. inventor …   From formal English to slang

  • Murphy bed — a bed constructed so that it can be folded or swung into a closet. [1920 25; named after William L. Murphy (1876 1959), American inventor] * * * …   Universalium

  • Murphy bed — noun A light type of bed to be folded up or swung into a wall or closet for storage when not in use …   Wiktionary

  • murphy — bed (concealed in the wall bed invented by William L Murphy); nickname for an Irish or white potato as well as for a confidence swindle …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

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