air mattress

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Also, for anyone living in a big city with a small apartment, the twin bed that the ottoman transforms into is a much better option for out-of-town guests than an air mattress or the couch. Maya Mcdowell, House Beautiful, "Believe It: This Small Ottoman Turns Into A Sofa Bed," 25 Jan. 2019 No matter the situation, this air mattress is ready. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, "The 5 Best Air Mattresses on the Market," 20 Dec. 2018 Serious gearheads might consider investing in a Carcoon, a pricey protective layer that blows up like an air mattress and puts the car, literally, in a bubble. Heidi Mitchell, WSJ, "What’s the Best Way to Store a Car for a Long Time?," 11 Sep. 2018 There are no sofas or chairs, and air mattresses rest on the bedroom floors. Leila Atassi, cleveland.com, "Cleveland police's N.I.C.E. Unit joins community-wide effort to help families devastated by Rainbow Terrace fire: A Greater Cleveland," 20 Apr. 2018 The Batavia group spent the week on cots and air mattresses in a local middle school, according to Amy Nelson of Batavia. Cathy Janek, Aurora Beacon-News, "Batavia United Methodist mission trip called a 'life-changing' experience," 25 June 2018 The lawyer put an air mattress in a church meeting room and stayed there for more than a week after Arevalo-Herrera arrived. Gregory S. Schneider, Washington Post, "As politics of immigration heat up, Virginia churches join growing sanctuary movement," 5 July 2018 Launched in 2007 with ostensibly modest ambitions — two San Francisco roommates looking to make money by renting out air mattresses in their loft — Airbnb now boasts nearly 5 million listings in 81,000 cities, and 300 million guest arrivals to date. Caitlin Mccabe, Philly.com, "Collingswood begins shutting down Airbnbs, as cities and towns worldwide struggle to regulate it," 27 June 2018 Someone was always going to end up on an air mattress. Philip Galanes, New York Times, "Hey, That’s My Dad You’re Talking About!," 31 May 2018

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1832, in the meaning defined above

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air mattress

noun

English Language Learners Definition of air mattress

: a soft plastic case that can be filled with air and used as a bed

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