bed·​post | \ ˈbed-ˌpōst How to pronounce bedpost (audio) \

Definition of bedpost

: the usually turned or carved post of a bed

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Recent Examples on the Web Rooms are warm and beautifully arranged, with headboards and bedposts that recall the dome and minarets of the nearby Blue Mosque, with views of the courtyard. Condé Nast Traveler, "Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet," 20 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of bedpost

1598, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bedpost was in 1598

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“Bedpost.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of bedpost

: any one of the four main supporting posts at each corner of an old-fashioned bed

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