bed warmer


: a covered pan containing hot coals used to warm a bed

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Use an electric blanket or invest in flannel sheets to make your bed warmer without having to turn up the thermostat. Emily Deletter, The Enquirer, 6 Dec. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1740, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bed warmer was in 1740

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Cite this Entry

“Bed warmer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2023.

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