bunk bed

noun

Definition of bunk bed 

: one of two single beds usually placed one above the other

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Two pale, malnourished girls are photographed shackled to bunk beds. Fox News, "Latest: Adult children of couple accused of abuse in court," 22 June 2018 Families can choose from 13 styles of suites, such as the popular Wolf Den and Cabin suites, which come with a kids’ area tricked out with bunk beds and Great Wolf character themes. Lori Rackl, chicagotribune.com, "First look: Great Wolf Lodge Illinois ready to welcome guests, Chance the Rapper," 21 June 2018 Families can choose from 13 styles of suites, such as the popular Wolf Den and Cabin suites, which come with a kids’ area tricked out with bunk beds and Great Wolf character themes. Emily K. Coleman, Lake County News-Sun, "Chance the Rapper leads camp kids in test run at Great Wolf Lodge, Gurnee's newly renovated water park," 21 June 2018 Photos showed two pale, malnourished girls shackled to bunk beds. Crimesider Staff, CBS News, "Turpin sister's photos of shackled siblings draw gasps in court," 21 June 2018 Most shelters serve only men and women, often in large open rooms filled with bunk beds or cots. Yvonne Wenger, baltimoresun.com, "Salvation Army closing family shelter in Baltimore, leaving few options for children and parents," 19 June 2018 At the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas, women and children lived 12 to a building, complete with bunk beds. Jeremy Redmon, ajc, "Before Trump policy, immigrant families arrested at the border were detained together," 18 June 2018 Plane maker Airbus and aerospace design firm Zodiac have teamed up to develop flying bunk beds that airlines can install in the cargo holds of planes, putting a new spin on the idea of first-class travel. Paul Brady, Condé Nast Traveler, "Airbus Has a Radical Idea: Beds in the Cargo Hold," 10 Apr. 2018 At the Homestead facility, up to 12 children per room sleep in bunk beds in dorm-style buildings. Skyler Swisher, Sun-Sentinel.com, "From extortion to sex exploitation, South Florida facilities holding migrant kids have faced problems," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of bunk bed

1890, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bunk bed was in 1890

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bunk bed

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bunk bed

: a type of bed for two people that has two single beds placed so that one is above the other

bunk bed

noun

Kids Definition of bunk bed

: one of two single beds usually placed one above the other

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