(ˈfɔrˈpoʊ stər, ˈfoʊr-)

a bed with four corner posts, as for supporting a canopy.
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The hotel also caters for those looking for luxury, with suites boasting fourposter beds.
This makes him technically homeless, and maybe you've seen him stood in the aisle of a train, holding a plastic cup, saying, "Hello ladies and gentlemen, I'm sorry to bother you but I'm currently without a home and have to sleep in a fourposter bed and we only have two gardeners because I've been battling all my life against the elite, so if you can spare a few coins I'll be ever so grateful.
SUITS of armour, fourposter beds, inglenook fireplaces and an array of beams and wood panelling - historic manor Plas Llanmihangel has every feature you would expect from one of the oldest homes in Wales.
Each tent has a beautiful fourposter bed and two single beds, adorned with opulent blankets and cushions.
There are seven rooms, ranging from fourposter rustic beds to modern luxurious boutique-style.
There are just 29 rooms in total, five of them fourposter suites.
Features inside the property include: large oak beams, an impressive fourposter bedroom, stone flagged floors, a minstrels' gallery in the kitchen, a cellar with arrow slits, a balcony, studded and linenfold solid oak internal doors and large inglenook fireplaces.
Peter Thornton's descriptions of early modern canopied and curtained fourposter beds make it clear that they were indeed substantial and he says that 'it was presumably not intended that any of these beds were to be moved in the ordinary course of events'.
A quick stroll through the apartment reveals a spacious kitchen, a bowl of fruit placed on the counter, and a bedroom with a magnificent fourposter bed.
After our meal and a relaxing coffee in the well-stocked bar, we headed back to our room, which boasted a large fourposter bed, antique furniture and an excellent view of the Georgian streetscape.