bedstead


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bed·stead

 (bĕd′stĕd′)
n.
The frame supporting a bed.

bedstead

(ˈbɛdˌstɛd)
n
(Furniture) the framework of a bed, usually including a headboard and springs but excluding the mattress and other coverings

bed•stead

(ˈbɛdˌstɛd, -stɪd)

n.
the framework of a bed supporting the springs and a mattress.
[1400–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bedstead - the framework of a bedbedstead - the framework of a bed    
bed - a piece of furniture that provides a place to sleep; "he sat on the edge of the bed"; "the room had only a bed and chair"
bedpost - any of 4 vertical supports at the corners of a bedstead
bedspring - (usually plural) one of the springs holding up the mattress of a bed
footboard - a vertical board or panel forming the foot of a bedstead
article of furniture, furniture, piece of furniture - furnishings that make a room or other area ready for occupancy; "they had too much furniture for the small apartment"; "there was only one piece of furniture in the room"
headboard - a vertical board or panel forming the head of a bedstead
Translations

bedstead

[ˈbedsted] Ncuja f, armazón m or f de cama

bedstead

[ˈbɛdstɛd] n (metal or wooden)châlit m; (wooden)bois m de lit

bedstead

[ˈbɛdˌstɛd] nfusto del letto
References in classic literature ?
He said that after the wall-paper was changed it would be the heavy bedstead, and then the barred windows, and then that gate at the head of the stairs, and so on.
I then glanced round the room; and besides the bedstead and centre table, could see no other furniture belonging to the place, but a rude shelf, the four walls, and a papered fireboard representing a man striking a whale.
The bedstead, chairs, and lounges, were of bamboo, wrought in peculiarly graceful and fanciful patterns.
the work of several generations of imprisoned students; and a narrow wooden bedstead with a villainous straw mattress, but no sheets, pillows, blankets, or coverlets--for these the student must furnish at his own cost if he wants them.
And there's Jim chained by one leg, with a ten-foot chain, to the leg of his bed: why, all you got to do is to lift up the bedstead and slip off the chain.
Above, a chamber of the same dimensions as the kitchen, with a deal bedstead and chest of drawers; small, yet too large to be filled with my scanty wardrobe: though the kindness of my gentle and generous friends has increased that, by a modest stock of such things as are necessary.
We made so many deviations up and down lanes, and were such a long time delivering a bedstead at a public-house, and calling at other places, that I was quite tired, and very glad, when we saw Yarmouth.
Then, we went into the hut where there was a smell of tobacco and whitewash, and a bright fire, and a lamp, and a stand of muskets, and a drum, and a low wooden bedstead, like an overgrown mangle without the machinery, capable of holding about a dozen soldiers all at once.
The captain, hearing me utter these absurdities, concluded I was raving; however (I suppose to pacify me) he promised to give order as I desired, and going upon deck, sent some of his men down into my closet, whence (as I afterwards found) they drew up all my goods, and stripped off the quilting; but the chairs, cabinet, and bedstead, being screwed to the floor, were much damaged by the ignorance of the seamen, who tore them up by force.
When I woke up, I was alone, lying on a sofa in a simply furnished little bedroom, with an ordinary mahogany bedstead, lit by a lamp standing on the marble top of an old Louis-Philippe chest of drawers.
The crowd parted as the woman beckoned Mowgli to her hut, where there was a red lacquered bedstead, a great earthen grain chest with funny raised patterns on it, half a dozen copper cooking pots, an image of a Hindu god in a little alcove, and on the wall a real looking glass, such as they sell at the country fairs.
Tod gingerly mounted a chair by the head of the bedstead.