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camp′ bed`

a light folding cot or bed.
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cribcamp bed
1. 'cot' and 'crib'

In British English, a cot is a bed for a baby. A cot has high sides to prevent the baby from falling out. In American English, a bed like this is called a crib.

Put your baby's cot beside your bed.
I asked for a crib to put the baby in.
2. 'cot' and 'camp bed'

In American English, a cot is a narrow bed for an adult. It is made of canvas fitted over a frame, and you can fold it up. You take it with you when you go camping, or you use it as a spare bed at home. In British English, a bed like this is called a camp bed.

His bodyguards slept on the cots.
I had to sleep on a camp bed in the living room.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: bed - a small bed that folds up for storage or transport
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"
leg - one of the supports for a piece of furniture
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سَريرُ سَفَرسَرِيرٌ سَفَرِيّ
skládací lehátko
poljski krevet
야전 침대
kamp yatağıportatif karyolaportatif yatak
giường gấp nhẹ

camp bed

n (Brit) → brandina
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(kӕmp) noun
1. a piece of ground with tents pitched on it.
2. a collection of buildings, huts or tents in which people stay temporarily for a certain purpose. a holiday camp.
3. a military station, barracks etc.
4. a party or side. They belong to different political camps.
(also go camping) to set up, and live in, a tent / tents. We camped on the beach; We go camping every year.
ˈcamper noun
1. a person who goes camping.
2. (especially American) a motor-caravan.
ˈcamping noun
camp bed (American cot)
a light folding bed (not only for camping). The visitor will have to sleep on a camp bed.
camp-fire noun
the fire on which campers cook, and round which they sit in the evening etc.
ˈcampsite noun
a piece of land on which tents may be pitched.
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camp bed

سَرِيرٌ سَفَرِيّ skládací lehátko feltseng Campingliege ράντζο cama plegable telttasänky lit de camp poljski krevet brandina キャンプベッド 야전 침대 kampeerbed campingseng łóżko polowe cama de armar, cama de campanha раскладушка tältsäng เตียงผ้าใบน้ำหนักเบา portatif karyola giường gấp nhẹ 行军床
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References in classic literature ?
D'Artagnan, taking with him three trusses of straw, returned to the chateau, where everybody, freezing with cold and more than half asleep, envied the king, the queen, and the Duke of Orleans, on their camp beds. The lieutenant's entrance produced a burst of laughter in the great drawing-room; but he did not appear to notice that he was the object of general attention, but began to arrange, with so much cleverness, nicety and gayety, his straw bed, that the mouths of all these poor creatures, who could not go to sleep, began to water.
We had food, clothes, bedding, camp beds. We had been there for three months.
Otherwise, their first taste of Scottish hospitality would be of camp beds in a public hall, we reported in June 1988.
As a family of four, the tent incuded a double bed and two single camp beds, and still left us room to move around.
The centre has 172 beds, but we have extra camp beds, no one has ever been turned down,a Dzhurenov said, adding that recently the number of homeless people in the capital has been increasing.
We went there and slept in camp beds in the house of a man called Billy Nolan who lived in Queens.
They have camp beds, toilet facilities and a byre with a kitchen and dining area.
But Sicilian reception centres are already full, including temporary shelters such as disused sports halls, meaning in the last month many of those arriving have to stay on camp beds in tents in the port.
The donation came from John Gulson Primary School, in Foleshill, and has been put towards buying new sleeping bags and camp beds which will be offered to homeless people across the winter period.
Items should be new or nearly new and include tents, sleeping bags, blankets, camp beds, roll mats, pillows, non-perishable food items, kitchenware, gas stoves, shoes (especially men's trainers), warm and waterproof clothing, basic toiletry products, books, radios and games.