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

Definition of bedpost

: the usually turned or carved post of a bed

Examples of bedpost in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Gretchen Catherwood keeps the cross her son was wearing on a chain around her bedpost with his dog tags. Claire Galofaro And Russ Bynum, Anchorage Daily News, 26 Aug. 2021 Late capitalism scored another notch on its bedpost. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 26 Feb. 2021 Tie a piece of rope to your bedpost or to the side of the metal mattress frame. Washington Post, 31 Aug. 2020 When officers arrived, Galva was dead, impaled through her chest by the 12-inch blade at the sharp end of a bedpost. Sidney Fussell, Wired, 23 Aug. 2020 He himself was tied to a bedpost at age 11, while his 7-year-old sister was locked in her room during the attack on Wini Schultze. Don Thompson,, 18 Aug. 2020 But watch how Wyler lingers on that frilly extravagance, now propped on her bedpost. Joshua Rothkopf, New York Times, 27 Apr. 2020 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, 20 Oct. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of bedpost

1598, in the meaning defined above

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“Bedpost.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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