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 ?
Is the spike so low a thing as the rusty spike on the top of a post of an old bedstead that has tumbled all awry?
Weller proceeded to inquire which was the individual bedstead that Mr.
Tess listlessly lent a hand, and in a quarter of an hour the old four-post bedstead was dissociated from the heap of goods, and erected under the south wall of the church, the part of the building know as the d'Urberville Aisle, beneath which the huge vaults lay.
The part of the room behind the columns, with a high silk-curtained mahogany bedstead on one side and on the other an immense case containing icons, was brightly illuminated with red light like a Russian church during evening service.
I now marvel at the patience of the students while sleeping upon the floor while waiting for some kind of a bedstead to be constructed, or at their sleeping without any kind of a mattress while waiting for something that looked like a mattress to be made.
thought the old Queen-mother; however, she said not a word of what she was going to do; but went quietly into the bedroom, took all the bed-clothes off the bed, and put three little peas on the bedstead.
The bedstead was of gold and set with many brilliant diamonds, and the coverlet had designs of pearls and rubies sewed upon it.
The bedrooms have no locks on the doors, no furniture but a single chair in each, and a bedstead without bedding--just a mattress.
The great heavy mahogany bedstead, with its curtains hanging from a hook in the ceiling, and with its clumsily carved head and foot on the same level, offered to the view the anomalous spectacle of French design overwhelmed by English execution.
Then just overhead came a sound like an iron bedstead being knocked about, and the low angry growling of some large animal.
As Oliver gave this first proof of the free and proper action of his lungs, the patchwork coverlet which was carelessly flung over the iron bedstead, rustled; the pale face of a young woman was raised feebly from the pillow; and a faint voice imperfectly articulated the words, 'Let me see the child, and die.
Among the rest, she converted the pantry into a dressing-room for me; and purchased and embellished a bedstead for my occupation, which looked as like a bookcase in the daytime as a bedstead could.