four-poster

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four-post·er

(fôr′pō′stər)
n.
A bed having tall corner posts originally intended to support curtains or a canopy.

four-poster

n
(Furniture) a bed with posts at each corner supporting a canopy and curtains. Also called: four-poster bed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.four-poster - a bed with posts at the four corners that can be used to support a canopy or curtainsfour-poster - a bed with posts at the four corners that can be used to support a canopy or curtains
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
Translations

four-poster

[ˈfɔːˌpəʊstəʳ] N (also four-poster bed) → cama f de columnas

four-poster

[ˈfɔːˌpəʊstəʳ] n (also four-poster bed) → letto a baldacchino
References in classic literature ?
His four-poster, the huge couch at the foot of his bed, and all the furniture about the room, was of the Queen Anne period.
Gentlemen, here's a fender that if you had the misfortune to hang yourselves would cut you down in no time--with astonishing celerity--four-and-sixpence--five--five-and-sixpence--an appropriate thing for a spare bedroom where there was a four-poster and a guest a little out of his mind--six shillings--thank you, Mr.
''Cause I was always used to a four-poster afore I came here, and I find the legs of the table answer just as well,' replied the cobbler.
"If those eyes of yours were bed-winches," returned Miss Pross, "and I was an English four-poster, they shouldn't loose a splinter of me.
Twin brass bedsteads occupied the site of the old four-poster from which I had first beheld the light.
Four-posters are often also called canopy beds and are attractive because of the drapes that clothe the frame of the bed.
One chap said he proposed to his wife in a four-poster and wanted to surprise her on their 30th wedding anniversary, while others have slept in four-posters in hotels, often on honeymoon, and want to replicate that experience in their own home.
Four-posters probably originated around Tudor times, when drapes were introduced to keep out draughts and warm the sleeping area.
Rich fabrics adorn comfortable beds, some of which are four-posters. But, amid all the medieval splendour, there are modern features, including televisions and CD players.
THE BEDS: The 16 cosy rooms have four-posters and leaded windows, many with views out to sea.
"When I found out about the four-poster, I immediately started the licensing process," says David Weld, executive director of the American Lyme Disease Foundation, which is forming a subsidiary company to market the four-posters.