bedpost


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bed·post

 (bĕd′pōst′)
n.
A vertical post at the corner of a bed.

bedpost

(ˈbɛdˌpəʊst)
n
1. (Furniture) any of the four vertical supports at the corners of a bedstead
2. between you and me and the bedpost informal confidentially; in secret

bed•post

(ˈbɛdˌpoʊst)

n.
one of the upright supports at the corners of a bedstead.
[1590–1600]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bedpost - any of 4 vertical supports at the corners of a bedsteadbedpost - any of 4 vertical supports at the corners of a bedstead
bedframe, bedstead - the framework of a bed
support - any device that bears the weight of another thing; "there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"
Translations

bedpost

[ˈbedpəʊst] Ncolumna f or pilar m de cama

bedpost

bed-post [ˈbɛdpəʊst] ncolonne f de lit

bedpost

[ˈbɛdˌpəʊst] ncolonnina del letto
References in classic literature ?
The old lady made one end of the silk thread fast to Tom's tooth with a loop and tied the other to the bedpost.
A good-hearted old Irish nurse (whom I shall not forget in my will) took me up one day by the heels, when I was making more noise than was necessary, and swinging me round two or knocked my head into a cocked hat against the bedpost.
You might just as well try to make a bedpost understand.
It shrunk, collapsed, and dwindled down into a bedpost.
May Fielding was already come; and so was her mother--a little querulous chip of an old lady with a peevish face, who, in right of having preserved a waist like a bedpost, was supposed to be a most transcendent figure; and who, in consequence of having once been better off, or of labouring under an impression that she might have been, if something had happened which never did happen, and seemed to have never been particularly likely to come to pass--but it's all the same--was very genteel and patronising indeed.
In this process the chamber and its furniture grew more and more dignified and luxurious; the shawl hanging at the window took upon itself the richness of tapestry; the brass handles of the chest of drawers were as golden knockers; and the carved bedposts seemed to have some kinship with the magnificent pillars of Solomon's temple.
It was a very clean native compound: and the big native woman, with bare brown legs as thick as bedposts, pursuing on all fours a silver dollar that came rolling out from somewhere, was Mrs.
At about midnight when she tried to turn to her left but could not do so, she woke up and saw her father Tonyo tying her right hand to the bedpost.
Former Miss Ireland Aoife left the competition on Wednesday having broken her toe on a bedpost.
Actually, between you, me and the bedpost palm trees, I do so hope Carwyn's tears were genuine.
And if Nicole continues to date immature "boys" to whom women are just notches on a bedpost, it shows she isn't either
Not keen to be just another notch on his bedpost, she tells Max she wants to call it a day and end their affair.