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A bed that folds or swings to store vertically in a closet or cupboard or against a wall.
[After William Lawrence Murphy (1876-1959), American inventor.]
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(Furniture) US and Canadian a bed designed to be folded or swung into a cabinet when not in use
[C20: named after William Murphy, US inventor]
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Mur′phy bed`(ˈmɜr fi)
a bed built so that it can be folded or swung into a closet.
[1920–25; after William Latin. Murphy (1876–1959), U.S. inventor]
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|Noun||1.||Murphy bed - a bed that can be folded or swung into a cabinet when not being used|
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"
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