bedpost
noun Date: 1598 the usually turned or carved post of a bed

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Bedpost — Bed post , n. 1. One of the four standards that support a bedstead or the canopy over a bedstead. [1913 Webster] 2. Anciently, a post or pin on each side of the bed to keep the clothes from falling off. See {Bedstaff}. Brewer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bedpost — (n.) also bed post, 1590s, from BED (Cf. bed) (n.) + POST (Cf. post) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • bedpost — ► NOUN ▪ any of the four upright supports of a bedstead …   English terms dictionary

  • bedpost — [bed′pōst΄] n. any of the vertical posts at the corners of some beds, often tall enough to support a canopy …   English World dictionary

  • bedpost — UK [ˈbedˌpəʊst] / US [ˈbedˌpoʊst] noun [countable] Word forms bedpost : singular bedpost plural bedposts one of the four upright pieces of wood at each corner of a bed, especially an old fashioned bed …   English dictionary

  • bedpost — [[t]be̱dpoʊst[/t]] bedposts also bed post N COUNT A bedpost is one of the four vertical supports at the corners of a bed with an old fashioned wooden or iron frame …   English dictionary

  • bedpost —  See you, me and the bedpost, between …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • bedpost — n. any of the four upright supports of a bedstead. Phrases and idioms: between you and me and the bedpost colloq. in strict confidence …   Useful english dictionary

  • bedpost — /bed pohst /, n. 1. one of the upright supports of a bedstead. 2. bedposts, Bowling. a split in which the seven and ten pins remain standing. [1590 1600; BED + POST1] * * * …   Universalium

  • bedpost — noun Any of the four upright supports of a bedstead …   Wiktionary

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