bunk bed


Definition of bunk bed

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

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Choose between a family room (essentially connecting rooms with a queen bed and two twins, $752) or a family suite ($992) which has a living area, a master bedroom and a room with bunk beds for children. Amy Tara Koch, Washington Post, "Finding European hotel rooms for families can be tough. Here are suggestions in eight cities.," 28 June 2019 Between a cell’s bunk bed, toilet and desk, inmates have little room to move in the 70-square-foot space. Elise Schmelzer, The Denver Post, "Despite fewer arrests, Arapahoe County jail remains overcrowded. The sheriff has a $462M solution that could mean a tax hike.," 26 June 2019 Joe’s father, an Air Force officer, bought a small tract house with mortgaged furniture; even the children’s bunk beds and the radio were on loan. Tribune News Service, oregonlive.com, "The Man in the Window: Is this the childhood of a serial killer? (Part One)," 22 June 2019 Two of the cutest bunk beds are set up in kids rooms, but the most impressive transformation of all just might be the backyard. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "The Little Shack on the Prairie From Season 4 of Fixer Upper is On the Market," 20 June 2019 PodShare already operates five Southern California bunk bed communities. Marisa Kendall, The Mercury News, "Rent a bunk bed for $1,200 a month? Idea sparks pushback from SF officials," 7 June 2019 Docked in a marina at Boston Harbor, the boat is decorated with dark wood paneling, wood columns, marine-themed oil paintings and nautical-style bunk beds with porthole windows. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "The Former Senator Who Made His Home Aboard a Historic Lightship," 24 Jan. 2019 First introduced at Lightstone’s Times Square hotel, the decision to include bunk beds at four other Moxy Hotel locations was partly about maximizing the space of the room. Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "Who’s Sleeping in All These Hotel Bunk Beds?," 28 Mar. 2019 In several videos posted on social media, the youngsters can be seen playing around inside their sleeping areas, which appear to be small, white units containing several bunk beds each. Diane Jeantet, The Seattle Times, "Brazil soccer club promises compensation for fire victims," 11 Feb. 2019

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1890, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bunk bed was in 1890

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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

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Kids Definition of bunk bed

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

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