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 Tie a piece of rope to your bedpost or to the side of the metal mattress frame. Washington Post, "Hints From Heloise: Don’t get scammed," 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, "Meet the Star Witness: Your Smart Speaker," 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,, "After decades evading justice, Golden State Killer confronted by victims at sentencing: ‘Go straight to hell'," 18 Aug. 2020 But watch how Wyler lingers on that frilly extravagance, now propped on her bedpost. Joshua Rothkopf, New York Times, "Films to Heal a Broken Moment," 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, "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 26 Feb. 2021.

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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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