bed table

noun

1
: an adjustable table used (as for eating or writing) by a person in bed
2
: a small table beside a bed

Examples of bed table in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The blueprint would require removing carpeting, adding nurses stations, emergency backup power, electrical outlets, mobile workstations, linen hampers and bed tables, among other changes. Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times, 8 Apr. 2020 Convinced that copper has germ-fighting qualities, the hospital system invested in copper surfaces for countertops and bed rails, bed tables and other furniture. Lucette Lagnado, WSJ, 8 Sep. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1811, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of bed table was in 1811

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“Bed table.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bed%20table. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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